Mundanities of life in lockdown


~ Art by Savio


Social Isolation has its merits.

My Father makes himself so useful around the home

That he and my Mother have made together…

No distractions, just an entwined pair

Pottering about the mundane in life …

Growing plants, creating murals, cooking,

Discussing philosophy, beliefs,

Long conversations with their children who will always remain children,

And short ones with the wizened grandchildren that seem to surely grow up.

Even grating coconut for a meal is meditative, collaborative and delicious …




Raccoon Tales ~ Of siblings



We walked rooftops together

Up through chimneys on songs of the day,

Vivid flights of imaginings

Of fanciful worlds, of flagrant display.


You followed me like a lamb,

Tasted Earthworms, while idly curious.

I spoke of the sun, Perseus, Medusa,

Of constellations, the Zodiac … Sirius.


You doodled;  even the walls were a canvas

Unfinished drawings of things  atrociously funny.

And I made you laugh and cry too

Brother, sister, friends forever through bitter and honey.


~ For my brother, the doodler








Raccoon Tales ~ Summer Scream


Art by Savio 

Woebegone our faces seem
Wistful for locked treasures within …
Raspberry glaciers, Andean snow,
Majestic peaks of Ge-la-to

Round and round goes Stalktopus
On the news and it frazzles us !
Fawnces thinks of frozen cream 🙂
Hennes only wants to scream !!!