The Mississippi Tub Boat

Mississippi floats

sailing a large city

on rivers highway


Branch After Branch

leaves turning  yellow to brown

line the streets and fill yards

as seasons change from life to life

nature understanding the laws of living

building on the same branches year after year

never needing to throw out a thing

just enjoying the moving forward

through seasons of life’s

scares, joys, hate and love

Poem and photo by Karen Smith all rights reserved

I Wonder Often

I wonder often
About the day
Where to go
How to play
You tell me love
But you ignore
Casting me to the floor
I wonder often
What to say
I tell the truth
You curse my name
I wonder often
Who to believe
The church going
Or the street people
I wonder often
Are we one
Or is this just
A empty dream
Of heartless people