drink, fruit, Humor, philosophy, photography, Poetry

Lemon Drop Martini

Photograph of a lemon drop martini

Every day
            I promise myself
Only one

But then,
            more often than intended,
I find myself

At the grocery store
            Buying more lemons
But, not to worry

Lemons,
            they say,
are good for you

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Art, Nature, photography, Poetry, rivers

Trout Fishing

Photograph of the Muskegon River near Newyago, Michigan.

This is a photo of the Muskegon River, a couple miles upstream from Newaygo, Michigan. It was a favorite place to fish mostly because of its proximity to my home. This post is for my good friend, fly-fisherman, and poet, Bob Dahl, https://bob-dahl.com/

I know that feeling of great satisfaction while fly-fishing!

I’ve spent many days on trout streams catching absolutely nothing

After a long day it felt as if I had been there only minutes.

I would get lost in the craft of fly-casting,

in the nature of trees and water

wading against the unrelenting force of the river.

Those days were the most memorable – and successful – of my life.

It wasn’t so much about catching fish

as getting lost in the nothingness of myself.

 

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Abstract, Digital Image, photography, Poetry

Life is an Abstraction

Stack of music CDs back lighted in direct afternoon sunlight through a window.

 

Life is an abstraction
Lived between the values of black and white
            Softly … vividly … extremely
            In gradations of gray

But memories are collected
            In the nuance of color
            Between the depths of suicidal depression
To the euphoria of loves’ tectonic orgasms

The whys of divorce at the age of 74
            Are lost in the darkness of expectation
            Lost in radiant shades of love’s experience
There are no answers

When it’s over

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Art, Comment, Digital Image, Nature, photography, trees

End of the Season

Photograph of a Maple Tree in December with only a few leaves left hanging on skeletal branches.

This sunset photo looking skyward at a lone tree is a bit of a cliché, but still, filled with symbolism for the end of the year 2020. We can all hope for a sunrise on a New Year promising an end to the pandemic, a burgeoning economy, healthcare for everyone and reasonably priced education that every student can afford without sustaining overwhelmingly burdensome debt.

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