Swan River, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Home is Where…

Currently I’m living in a Winter rental house on the shore of a Cape Cod, Massachusetts tidal river. Across the small river is protected natural land. I can tell what the tide is doing just by looking out the glass sliding doors to see what direction the…

“shallow focus photography of black cat” by Kazuky Akayashi on Unsplash

Intrigued by the
Scratch, scratcher, scratching
Of my pen on paper.

The cat went
Hunt, hunter, hunting
Before I could finish, later.

Right up to my
Sketch, sketcher, sketching
Her eyes and paw questing

What is that noise?

I find it so interesting…

“Two used kayaks leaning on an old barn wall with peeling white paint and unkept grass.” by Jacob Sapp on Unsplash

All the noise, laughing
Just two girls in a canoe
Young one Summer day

Photo by Ankush Minda on Unsplash

I’m well versed
In the Art of Letting Go.
Sometimes though that has meant
Letting go of the good things,
Things I woulda, coulda, shoulda
Held on tightly.

There is a point in life
Where, when, you just have to
Let the bad things go.
Move on. …

Photo by uve sanchez on Unsplash

After midnight,
Dark and rainy and cold,
The Silence.

Rare it is anyone calls at the door,
Upon the world a blanket falls.
Actions left for another work day
For all those not completed okay.

Physical labor of the past may
give way to the mind in sway.
Distractions naught but memories
Creative struggles emerge in clarity.

My inner life can peacefully create
Ideas and images seen.
Imaginary seems heard clearly.
One can knock on the unknown and listen.

I love the peace and quiet of this time
and hold it always, for alone it is mine.

Then off once more to the mist of dream
Having recorded imperfect that which gleams.
Traveling the spaces between.

“black bird perching on white wooden post” by Hannes Wolf on Unsplash

Red wing blackbirds glide
Alight posts their presence bold
Off they fly quickly

Robert Foster

I'm an Artist, Photographer, Writer and Graphic Designer. At least as I can, when I can.

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