Warm and Sunny
Sun warms the mountainside. Releasing snow and ice, the branch
Bobs, quivers. And an hour later: deadly avalanche.
Leaves: butterscotch and butternut, rouge-orange! Sap’s
Tear-crystal shines down trunk … to hypodermic caps.
David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press, which primarily publishes books featuring rhymed metrical poetry of the Pacific Northwest. His poems have appeared in The Raven Chronicles, Terrain.org, The Lyric, The Literary Nest, The Asses of Parnassus, and many other journals, and his essays regularly appear online in Exterminating Angel. His new poetry collection, Slow Clouds over Rush Hour, is due soon from Rose Alley Press. David frequently organizes and hosts poetry readings in the Seattle area, and his website is www.rosealleypress.com.