Tiger Lily Days

The hot days and cool nights marked

by garden tiger lilies and roadside rogues

and early cherry tomatoes that I pick

and eat here in my shaded chair –

book, pencil, paper, iced tea, these words.



tiger lilies


In Apple Time

I picked apples and the last tomato,

but there are still plenty in stores.

And they will be there all winter,

but my brain and body knows it’s

apple time and some things are ending.