David L White

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Star Seed Blossoms

Star Seed Blossoms
Star Seed Blossoms for Thanksgiving In the valleys of the Slower Branch Ranch we cultivate compassion, grow hope, germinate joy seed, stalk, leaf, and root, bud, blossom, flower, fruit in digging that dirt and kissing the breeze we watch in amazement as the stars seed the fields  here now, me the feeder, you the eater,  it works both ways sim [...]

Oh my my

Oh my my
Oh my my in these last few days I have come up short on myself my self really I could hardly believe … never did I mean to have it be you … fault or blame wonderfully again I feel now and now and forever shining through still in my heart I feel we carry on through some shit yes and imagine a future that includes …. rather th [...]

Pearl Plucking

Pearl Plucking
Pearl Plucking The pearls I am plucking from the oysters of our friendship have been those of presence, less judgement, and peace. To a greater degree now I do not need things to be different than they are. That is like finding a rare joy. Every. Pearl. Shiny. Perfect. I do wish I had gotten to this particular depth before we began to deplete [...]

Tears and other rain

Tears and other rain
Tears and other rain  Gray, autumn Chilly breeze, Lentils, rice, wine, Reading, radio, Reports of death And all Rain and tears Some time soon a nap perhaps I hope that sleeping can meet me For lunch soon or soon after …. (C) David L White 11/4/17 2:15 pm Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTwitterEmailPinterestPocketTumblr [...]

Cloud Fishing

Cloud Fishing
Cloud Fishing With some practice you will be able to drop a line into the sky and wait a cloud will come along and give you a good tug or a run for your money you might throw it back or skin it for dinner If you need to beat yourself with a reason to be there you might think of a kite. If it is painfully sunny or you cannot otherwise get out [...]

Forgive Me

Forgive Me
Forgive Me I wish I had seen you clearly sooner better respected your message simply given been present for your presence encouraged you to finish or continue in your time Aware I share this absence of attention and apologize Forgive me ___________________ David L White October 9 2017 5 am Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTw [...]

Suitable for Framing

Suitable for Framing
Suitable for Framing You say we are friends until I suggest we get together and you say “We’ll see.” and “I’ll let you know.” I have puzzled this for years wondering where the edges and corners are; counting the pieces and shaking the box. Finally, as the last pieces snap into place, the picture becomes a picture; albeit abstract impres [...]

September Snow

September Snow
September Snow A cream-colored dream of puppies, love, money, freedom all put down and gone at twenty-two months and twelve grand plus and the boundless loss of friend and lover so close and now what? and what? again and again September Snow bitter, beautiful, swirling _______________ (c) David L White 9/29/17 – 1:45 am   Share th [...]

Passing into Dreamland

Passing into Dreamland
Passing into Dreamland under water upside down Houdini dexterity fumbles the knots and locks of oxygen and missing information bubbles pass bubbles pass bubbles passing into dreamland blow me another bubble _________ (c) David L White 9/30/17 12:34 am – draft poem   Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTwitterEmailPint [...]

Kitty Kite

Kitty Kite
Kitty Kite Playing with my pet thesaurus on the shores of the garden of eden we build sand castles with alphabet granules and quantum baubles frosted with sea foam as the tides rise my thesaurus kite leaps into the sky with me flapping on the leash _______________ (c) David L White 9/30/17 1:11 am draft poem   Share this:PrintFacebookGo [...]