so often we seek light
where better, grander ideas lay
where a bold Sol grants clarity

still, too, solicit shadowed corners
there, secluded riches await, affixed
mine trauma, release truths, cleanse

light or shadow, when confronted
will whither to your rooted power
bringing luminosity in night, shade in day

photo and poem © 2018 by DC Lessoway



it’s been, always, there
an aspiration to fly, above
Earth’s curve
till azure, turns inky, till
am able to palm the spheroid, till
this ache, fear, isolation are but
remote notions of those
down there
down there
hell we’ve fashioned after
clawing at one another’s eyes
being better at being better than
the other, the other we’ve

photo and poem © DC Lessoway

shape of truth


tides find solace in assured
rhythms, tied to sister moon’s
phases, yoked to Earth’s flight
faithful to Sol’s lineage

comes seasons, enlivening
waking dormant seed, fevered
rest, color eruption
plummeting wintertide

wailing echo, comes a being
cast in culture, kindred, own
potential to build on, take
on time, Earth, society

allotted moments, segments
denoting measure, plodding
hurdling forward, in
viewpoint lies perspective

photo and poem © DC Lessoway


bridge-feb-25-2017worn, aged, batter, weathered
graying temples, lengthening shadows
season’s stubborn aches bears
apprehension in change’s progress
solid, though it seems
fluid, interim, provisional it lies
in wait for a fateful battle

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway



ancestral soil holds firm, rooting a
foundation of loving, vigorous nourishment
the moment you blossom into the world
quivering in the wind, hopeful, joyful
giving breath to a grateful sky
multitudes of seasonal siblings
a chorus in the wind
colouring the world in
shades of vitality, life
then in wisdom’s time, shades
of vibrancy, again colouring a
chilled world, till, in a
graceful, twirling, descending dance
purpose and being fulfilled, to
litter the Earth with sustenance
for future generation’s flourish

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

A Quixotic Joust

sept-17-2016-bridgeveiled in sinew, bone
frequent, pitched battles
bloodless coups of a
quavering faculty, while
a calmed façade, outwardly
betrays, deflects, abuts
a rolling boil ensconced
nestled away, safe from
a reckoning world

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway


sept 10 2016-bridge 2.jpg

flittering glints on skin
hushed, aside blood’s rush
in the ears, munch of gravel
echoing bird song
reoxygenated, dewy air
ambrosial mix of sap, earth
enlivening, invigorating
weaving, entwining, mingling
freeing the mind to meander
the unvarying past
the rousing moment
the differing future

in this, reflection, contemplation
embrace the undetermined
to trounce change’s dread
seize, possess, acknowledge
who you are, how you look
where and how you subsist
find kindness in each moment
rise to an uncertain future
rise to a greater you

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway