When the Door Closes

My secret life as a poet, writer, photographer…



Sunset and Dolphins

Sun rose gloriously,
coloring the world vivid,
but, setting, deprived
sky and sea a brilliance – light
singly tied to future’s rise.


Loosely inspired by the Daily Prompt: Turn, Turn, Turn
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Relentless waves crash
Relentless waves crash
on ground undoubtedly sound.
on ground undoubtedly sound.
Water wins, no doubt.
Water wins, no doubt.


Posted for the Daily Prompt: Three Perfect Shots. I thought I’d try a different way of presenting my haiku. I’m not sure I like it; the lines seem so far away from each other. 😦 What do you think?

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Run Aground

The ship’s been docked so long
only echoes sound dead men’s songs,
but your journey’s just begun, mate,
already hampered by lead weights.
Cut and run! Here’s not where you belong.

Journey's Just Begun


Posted for the Writing 201 (Poetry) day 2 prompt: Journey and my first (conscious) attempt at a limerick…sigh 😦
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Sky and Sea Thundered

Sky and sea thundered.
Footprints trailed across the beach –
the sole witnesses.


Posted in Response to the Daily Writing Prompt: Oasis
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Storm Clouds Gathering

Sometimes the very air conspires,
pressing and pressing
until lightness is merely a dream.
Soon the clouds gather in darkling crowds,
and rain splatters to the earth.
The slate sky battles for an hour –
perhaps a day! –
but time narrows to this stretch,
this desolate, interminable space.
What wondrous sight then
the lightening hinting in the distance
for the clouds disperse betimes the sighting,
and the world breathes easily once again.


Inspired by a visit to the Fort Ord Dunes State Park and posted in response to the Weekly Writing Challenge: Collecting Detail
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Etchings on Sand

Silver Strand State Beach
Coronado, CA

Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art
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That Long Ago Twilight

A cool fall evening in southern California is unlike any other, especially when spent watching the setting sun while strolling along a tranquil stretch of beach. Perhaps, dear reader, I might have been forgiven for thinking that life, at that moment, was quite perfect. Existential worries ebbed with the tide, and doubts were drowned by the sound of gently lapping waves. Yes, on that long ago twilight, I realized that in the macrocosm of life, I was a mere speck, my troubles equally as tiny. Harmony reigned. And sky and turf were in complete accord. See for yourself. 🙂

Response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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