wanderlust manqué

as the clouds float by
I stand below wishing them
good luck   bon voyage

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© Gregory V Driscoll 2014

sleeplessness

night rain lightly falls
on house   on trees   on bushes
whispering till dawn

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

stopping on the footbridge, Snug Harbor

old turtle sunning
on a rock near the footbridge
waits for leaves to fall

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pink tourmaline surprise

on brown spider’s web
from gutter to maple branch
dewdrops glint at dawn

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examining the dead arborvitae

bagworms wove cocoons
fixing evergreen sprigs fast
around their sleek forms
now male moths crawl out to fly
one being dies so others live

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

late summer scene: near the lower pond, Snug Harbor

crickets sing and leap
in the tall dry summer grass
far off  a storm builds

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

odyssey

I am a sloop driven
by blasts of longing
I go drifting through the seas
of your ever changing beauty
I seek refuge along the bounds
of your sinuous flesh
in that strait port   shelter me   love
shelter me    I wish it out of longing
out of the need to deliver
my consignment of honey
and deep affection

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014