Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Poem by Phillip Maguire

Want and Worry

Sunset’s red ribbons
Stripe soft bellies
Of dove-colored clouds
Above bluffs brocaded
With olive, gold and rust
Leaf smoke, musty leaves
Sharpen chilled air as
Geese chevrons honk South

Fall’s incandescence
Flames trees to sulfur
Bronze, hot-poker red
While blazing boas and
Gaudy garlands of
Wild grapes crepe along
Wires and scallop
Between bowed branches

Wanton winds ride high
Through tall trees and sky
Painting my mind white
Washing away my
Wanting words and
Worried sentences

Phillip Maguire is an Emergency Medicine physician and self-proclaimed
Zen Baptist. His hobbies include bicycling, gardening, cooking and
creative writing. His short stories and poems have been published in
print and online. His collection of short stories and poems, "Thunder
Under Water", and poetry, "Reversed", are available at

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