Cracking the Code


Walking out the door at 6:18, the doves are cooing
blushing red petunias trumpeting kisses to me
and I said, “such a beautiful morning.”
Sun beams streaking luminous silver clouds
clusters of grapes under the arbor
more doves coo-cooing, chirping red-headed finches
surround and eat at the sunflower feeder.
Plush green grass, that aroma, earth just washed her hair
and piles of gray concrete to be cracked and loaded.

Today I’ll crack the code, the DNA of this morning,
a code of concrete and rock and hammers.

For now, earth gives contentment and coffee beans
from half way around the world,
in synch with doves coo-cooing
with finches cracking sunflower seeds
sweet air in my nose and breath
I’ll sit here at the patio table
and sip a second cup of this morning,
cracking the code.


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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One Response to Cracking the Code

  1. Helen Hudson says:

    I am so THERE………..!!!

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