Monthly Archives: January 2016

There’s snow in the air 

Even here in Florida 

It won’t express itself as snow

There may be wind and rain 

Cooler temperatures 

And I may skip my open toed shoes

And wear hoodies and boots until it gets too warm again 

Whenever that happens 

The seasons happen everywhere 

And a hot coffee is on my list each morning 

Copyright, Maria Castelli, 2016.


Welcome to your life

There’s no turning back

Even while we sleep 

We will find you acting on your best behavior 

Turn your back on Mother Nature 

Everybody wants to rule the world.

The littlest things 

Tinkling chimes

Reset my mind 

Starting over 

Like the ocean every hour 

Gradual and sudden 

Cleared and carried 

High up and away

Washed over the smooth sands 

Like mountain clay

Copyright, Maria Castelli, 2016.