Just getting there - David Howerton

Small chance dream
silly little escapes
under hundred year old oaks
long books and naps.

And in between watch ants
gathering for long winter
one seed at a time.

Just another way spending
long June afternoon
trying to make it to night.

But seems like sun sets
slower when one wants
a change. Cooler air
clear constellations hanging
out of reach.

David Howerton is a part time programmer and lives in the American River Canyon outside of Auburn, CA. He has done landscaping, sign painting, cooking and made jewelry to pay the bills. He and his wife live with
two bossy cats. He has three adult daughters and eight grandchildren. His hobbies include type design, soapstone carving, walks in the woods, collecting dragons, and a growing library of science fiction.