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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Last week I hiked on a whim,
choosing a trail just above the sea.
I passed gulls gossiping like old men
and jumped crags deeper than a tall me
while the wind capered across the water
and light danced about the waves with glee.
Diverted, I worried the journey would end too soon,
but on rounding the bend, I found eternity.

Posted in Response to the Daily Prompt: Me Time
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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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San Diego Coastline

Rippling down the coast
in blues and grays, the ocean
laps on sandy shores
today, tomorrow, and so
on to perpetuity.


Written in Response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity
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Has the Tide Turned?

Fletcher Cove
La Jolla, CA

Posted in Response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Between
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O - On the Brink, a haiku

Young girl stands on the
brink of womanhood; before
her: Life, fathoms deep.


Written for the A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo
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