California Poems Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

Waterfront Observations

Waterfront Observations On the waterfront flags are wavin’. Flags from every state in the nation just saying hello to the folks on vacation. Workers head off to their vocations, as fishermen reel up their crustaceans, and families spend time in relaxation. Joggers pause for some hydration. Diners drink up their sweet libations. Travelers get a […]

Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

Parallels

Parallels We’re all drunk on stories. A romanticized past passed down from legend to novice. Cosmic conversations of conscious comrades creating converts. Remembering, recreating, reconstituting the ingredients of magic histories of some past beatnik bohemia that we wish we’d lived. Blurring these  with memories of the heights we’ve reached. Creating new mythologies blended with our […]

County Fair Winners Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

The Sixties – Blue Ribbon Winner Marin County Fair

“The Sixties” won a blue ribbon for First Place in “Flashback to the ’60s” poetry at the 2017 Marin County Fair. I wrote it specifically to enter in the fair in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. I’m honored, and find it slightly ironic given that my knowledge of America in […]

County Fair Winners Poems from the book Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

Lift Off! – Blue Ribbon Winner Marin County Fair

“Lift Off!” won a blue ribbon for First Place in Fair Themed Poetry. “Let the Funshine In!” was the 2017 theme for the Marin County Fair. As I was preparing my entries for county fairs this year, I wrote this poem to capture the magic of attending the fair which celebrates both long held traditions […]