7 Pigeons


Seven pigeons sit on the edge

of a concrete freeway overpass

in an ugly part of town…


of peaceful, wooded limestone cliffs

as they soak up the early morning,

primieval sun.



Ice Growing:


Night breeze,

Crackling sigh of limbs…

Ice growing.



Exquisite Etching:


Winter morning,


Exquisite etching of the tree…


The moral structure.



© Clyde Grauke 

Bio:  Clyde is a an artist, photographer, and writer.  His art and photography have been published in Ascent Aspirations, Cella's Round Trip, Cezanne's Carrot, Eclecticism, Fickle Muses, and Sacramento Poetry, Art, and Music.  His literary works have been published in American Review Lifestyle Journal, Bitterroot International Poetry Journal, Hoi Polloi, and Sacramento Poetry, Art, and Music.  Some of his books can be found at issuu.com.