End of year reflections

Where puppies grow

Daunting desert hill
Fly, blue butterfly, and drink
Oasis flowers

Fiery compost

Soggy autumn leaves
Freshly rotting on the heap
Inside, chilling warmth

Empire of liberty

Time for your jab, sir
Thank you James — since you’re asking,
Any strychnine left?

Some like it hot

Lines in the sand at
Hotel del Coronado
Washed out by the sun

Headshot habit

Care to stay alive?
Forehead scan says red or green
Sudden death — not yet