Author Archives: W. Wayne B.

About W. Wayne B.

I'm a software engineer and a poet.

Fog

Every morning, I wait for the fog to clear. Every day, a shadow overwhelms me. I see clouds roll in and they block the sun. I know I have failed yet one more time. I have been alone for years. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So Long

How did the night last so long? I fell asleep easily. I dreamt of gleaming hills. I dreamt of a great wide ocean. My dreams began to fade in the darkness. I built up my longing and desire. I urgently … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow Has Fallen

Snow has fallen thickly in the yard. My children are building a snowman. Birds battle over an ear of corn. Today marks the end of a hard storm. The snow and ice are a heavy burden around me. Their weight … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Cane

From the balcony of a building;           across a canyon of the city,           I saw beautiful clothes dancing in the wind. Dresses and shirts fluttered in the breeze. They were drying in the sun—           their owners waited inside. While I watched, … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ways of the Sky

How do I know the ways of the sky? I see the clouds pass in the wind. I feel the sun as it caresses my face. My garden is nourished by the falling rain. Some imagine they can predict it … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Winter Night

Once the sun hid its face, the winter season began again. I spent the days waiting. I feared the nights to come. Life has been hard, really hard. Many days are dark and cold. My laugh is frozen by the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the Cold

My life is cold and dark. I am stuck in a dismal swamp. I make slow progress. Without light, I see nothing. I forget my old joys. They are lost in the shadows. I watched a dove fly over me. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment