Friday, May 16, 2008


Spring lit the wick
        and the flame crawled
        up! and up!
The fireworks blew up quick
        I could almost hear the
        pop! pop!

They exploded in yellow,
        purple, orange, pink,
        white, blue, and
        red! so red!

nature’s fireworks flared. Mellow,
        and instead of burned paper,
                        the product was berries overhead

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


like grace,
falls from heaven

and covers the sin-scarred world
like a blanket of righteousness.

But soon it melts
to black sludge

Because men,
like fish,
wear a layer of slime.