time to ponder
in the library
the clock’s loud tick

airport pre-screening
the small gift of keeping
my shoes on

early morning
dental appointment
too many smiles

I step from the car
go from sixty to ten
spotting my parents

tree stump
squirrels leap
through empty space

last cup
from the coffee pot
the daily grind

wind gauge
roadrunner stands
atop the tile roof

leopard-skin panties
bunched at the trail head
two turtledoves