out the kitchen window
the late afternoon light
plays like a sax solo
against the building
across the way

cloud wisps
catch pink
as the sun hits
the horizon

the azure sky
goes darker
by degrees

evening comes
stealth and still
like a beautiful lover
passionate, intense

another night
lies ahead
awaiting the dawn

(D. James)

LA in the rain

dirty white t-shirt
watching out
the monday morning

the rain reigns
comes down
as if trying
to snuff out
the fires of hell

damp chill
chapped digits

waiting for something
like the sun to appear
let us know
the world
will be alright

(D. James)