Manga Popart Butterfly

Manga Popart Butterfly

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dear Winter:

Rain, rain, rain.

Humidity & teasingly
warm Southern air.
Ah, zone 9 winters,
so like life:  unpredictable.

Cold.

Sadness sandwiched between
the rain-plastered leaves on
the Goji Berry bush.

Low, dark, menacing (tornado?)
clouds:
The not-knowing,
the storm-fear---

season of death teasing life...
an annual event...
keeps you on your toes:

WAKE UP!

Winter, always pregnant with Spring
here in the South---
bulbs pushing skyward
before Christmas.

Tiny new leaves
sprouting at the
base of the Goji bush---

roots exposed from
the brutal rains...

Note to self:  add soil,
then mulch...again.

LifeDeathLifeDeath,
tied eternally together
from the moment
of conception.

Ouroboros alchemy
cycles of samsara.

Born to die or
born to live?

Your choice.

Namaste.

1/25/17

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Life:

Dandelions sprouting,
loosening winter's slippery, weak grip---
vain white Narcissus fully bloomed,
always first.

Forgotten Hibiscus
shyly peeking out
of the warming soil---
pink, fragrant,
blush-colored petals
opening, opening,
defining lush, fecund Spring---
new life
amidst the brittle barrenness
of last year's dead flowers.

Nature mirrors our life,
all our lives---

Dearest one,
go ahead...
choose your final season:

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

because it's coming.

Every year of your life
you've cluelessly
walked
blindly past

the very
day, hour and minute
of your death.

1/18/17


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dear Diary:

Tomatoes in January,
ice, snow, then heat,
summer-like heat...
typically typical
Louisiana weather.

Sadness, pain & rain...

Clouds & fog.

Hidden, engulfed,
illusions of safety.

Today the flute bird sang
me her 5-note tune.
I refuse to discover her
true name.

There must be mystery
or why exist?

Right?

1/14/17