calm reflection 

Jacaranda tree of purple flowerah, I remember!
annual May gray, June gloom
a calm reflection
new lavender blossoms rest
against faded, silver skies


Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

Photo from LuqueStock

Also see the San Diego Union Tribune article, It’s jacaranda season: When purple reigns



IMG_5860feathers gray, feathers white
wailing under golden sunlight

along the coasts, you have flown
oceans and skies of deep cerulean

this California gull, a larus californicus
bird of the sea, floating high above us

traveling far, or residing quite near
an ocean beneath, your destiny clear


By Jennifer A. Fifield

Image by SB

remember to not forget

6e609595it’s 2am and I pass
by the hookah shop
and the book tree
and then smile
at the patio drinkers
that are looking at me
and I wonder
if they can tell
that I am a bit tipsy,
but I continue on
to the street corner
beneath the
Normal Heights sign
and wait
for my uber boyfriend
and tell myself,
to remind myself,
to remember,
to not forget
this feeling,
this moment,
this contentment
of wandering,
of wondering.

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash