I watch an airplane across the evening sky,
diminishing light as the sun is leaving.

Still trees reach toward the heavens,
as blackness envelops the landscape.

Layers transform across the spectrum
scattering particles reaching these human eyes.

What is out there beyond the layers,
beyond the limitations of distance and speed?

Further I sink into the night
as the moon and stars take over.

Deep breath releases a hazy fog
and when cleared, the origin stretches out before me.

On the long dark road
surrounded by tall trees
we slowly passed zombies
standing like burnt out streetlights.

Surrounded by silence
except the tires on asphalt
they did not move or
blink while we stared.

Hours later we still
were uncertain if they were real
or forgotten nightmares
emerging as signs.

Behind the red glass
what being or consciousness
watches our every move?

The voice behind the glass
asks one clear question:
why won’t you let me out?

Beneath the new moon
questions become more frequent,
secrets begin to spill.

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** From the series “The Integration”

The empty fields
will breath darkness
until giving way
to the increasing light.

What today is hidden in shadows
will slowly be revealed.

What will you see when
the night becomes the day?

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Emerging from the past
into the present
I continue to pursue the future
always chasing the light
whether day or night.

Tall pine holds up the sky
free of clouds as the sun
passes overhead.

I look beyond the tree tops
through the holes
in the sky at the
first star winking
in the twilight of
a spring evening.

I am alone in simple thoughts
free of burden but I feel
an eye is cast in my direction.

I cry slow tears when –

the raven filled sky descends upon the earth.
the sun settles between bare branches.
the moon takes over watch.
the stars paint the night sky.

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White snow absent of
mind dusts,

absent of tree shadows
and raven wings.

White snow becomes the
moon filled river.

White snow becomes
the expanding horizon.

White snow becomes
what we bring, what we perceive.

An empty canvas, the empty field
becomes a blank page and the contents

of our full minds, the charged emotions
we carry become the objects strewn across the field.

The white snow is deceptive
and in the beauty we can become

distracted and lose sight
of our being our place in everything.

Like mind dusts they accumulate if
not cultivated and swept away.

Our being, our body, our minds
require maintenance and care.

Winter evening in mid-December.
The sun set hours ago and
cold is descending from the heavens,
there are no clouds and the moon is hidden.

The only sound is my feet
and the running dogs.

Down a hill we slide
and stop before the tree line.

An expanding presence
darkness fills the space between
trees, between the fields and the sky.

As evening settles in
I wait for Leroy as
she watches the tree line.

I feel we are not alone
beneath the clear sky,
free of the sun.

The black water flips
the sky and transposes
the sublime night-time patterns.

I become transfixed on one
particular yellowish dot
and after looking away
I no longer find it in the sky.