For Maria Spelleri

Stage-dressed all in pink,
crepe myrtle dances with wind,
scattering petals.

Copyright 2017

T. Allen Culpepper


Puddle Dance

Raindrop circles dance

to nature’s disco rhythm

round the clear, wet floor

formed by a streetside puddle

after a spring shower,

flashed by stoplight strobes,

layered by passing headlights;

a movie-still scene

framed by window glass,

the sound turned down, the action

viewed from a cafe table

set for tea and scones.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper