“Salt Cedar”

SUNRISE CHORDS
RISE
SEE THEM GROW
JUST THERE
UPON
MY FENCE
GLORIOUS JASMIN
COVER
FORMING DELICATE MOUNTAINS
A VIEW OF
THE ISLAND OF CORK
UNJARRED MEMORIES
THROUGH YOUR SCENTED FLOWER
BEING THERE
MY 1ST FLIGHT
FROM MY DOORSTEP
TO THE COCKPIT OF MY
FIRST PLANE
YOU HAD PAINTED
THIS VERY NOTE
IN YELLOWS PINKS WHITE
LETTERS TOO!
SAID IN A WAVE; I'LL BE THERE TOO
NOW IT IS TIME FOR TEA
ACROSS THE TABLE YOUR SMILE
HOW I LOVE YOU
THE VIEW
ACROSS MY FENCE
MIRRORED IN SUMMER SMILE
UNBURNED TWIGHLIGHT SHADOW
CAST LIGHTLY
UPON THE TAMARISK TREE IN MY FRONT YARD
SALT CEDAR NEXT TO
JASMINE.
Tom Stanton

Tom was born and raised in Los Angeles. Tom became a poet and artist within the Conceptual Art Movement, from 1967 to 1977. Tom holds degrees in Critical Theory and media arts. Tom is the current poet laureate of Benicia, California.