Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pellegrino and Lime



by magenta petunias

and my friday night lights


it’s patio-perfect in spring


my footfall

and yours



past the snoring

winter wolf moon

turned pink


—and the little clink

our glasses make


to toast

the sun-drenched, fresh



we’ve palmed

of our lives



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


For dVerse Quadrille #199:  T.G.I.F.


NPM Day 15


Wednesday, March 6, 2024



I saw it sitting on an old pickup tire,

a butterfly

with sugar on its wings,


as we were wading

through weeds

up to our waists,


brushing our hands

on dandelions

turning our palms yellow,


breathing in sunshine,

climbing an abandoned tractor

in the field


to play—

maybe all afternoon,

maybe all summer.


It was gone

when we headed back

to watch Grandma feed the pigs,


and the dogs

lounging in the dirt

by the porch,


and to dunk our bread

into broth,

and bite into dark juicy plums.


And later,

I thought I saw it

from the window,


on the barn door

near where I had pulled off my boots

to climb a tree


and saw it watching me,

a butterfly

with sugar on my wings.




© 2024 Jennifer Wagner



dVerse Poetics:  Young and Green

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Hot Pink October


© 2023 Jennifer Wagner

It’s still a few weeks away from the yellow-gray of November.  And even further from here.  In the desert, the air has shifted to cooler—not 118, but now 80.  The heat is more of a hug than a grizzly’s maul.  The Valley of the Sun is not cool and dreary come autumn.  It’s a valley of a different color.  Kind color—sweet, perhaps.  And it feels more like the mountaintop.  After all, we survived summer. 



a wave of color

at summer’s finish line



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner



dVerse Haibun Monday: Fall foliage or Spring blossoms

(I’m posting too late for the link.)