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Drive home.


Wherever you go, there you are.

On the drive home,
if I sit very still and close my eyes

The air smells warm and dry,
dry as the Santa Ana winds.
Bougainvillea, Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Palo Verde-
They all wrap their fragrance around me,
sweetening the sky that grows bright with starlight in the desert night.

The car rumbles straight away, past exit signs, shopping malls and city glow
Until we move up,
up and out where the gentle curves, marked with sage and century plants,
sway along for the ride,
the road winding and wonderful,
no other traveling, except the coyote or a cow.

At the top,
the live oak stands quietly with arms outstretched as if to say, Almost there.
Leaning into every curve, rocking back and forth,
landing smoothly, one with place and present.

Finally, I’m home-
unlocking the door to my mind,
windows arching open to see my soul,
Saltillo and sand below my bare feet, cactus flower at my side.
Relaxing, ready for my heart to soar like a hawk …

Front Yard, April 2004 (6)until I open my eyes, miles away.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Her personal blog, The Shape of Trees, is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.
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Wisteria.


In June, the Jacaranda bloom. Loud, splendid in the southern California sun. In the Northwest, the show starts softly. Demure, delicate among the pines.

wisteria, the color of sun rays blushing … peeking shyly through the clouds at the rebirth of a spring day.

wisteria’s language is welcome spring!

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer, finding the poetry in the rhythm of life.
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The writer patriot.


The reason for a trip to the Arizona desert becomes crystal clear.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Her personal blog, The Shape of Trees, is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.
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Infusion.


The oil is olive
liquid luscious golden deep
already fresh with flavor and hungry for more

poured over fruit and flower, herb and spice
it breathes in the good, generates the heat

bathed in time, soaked in warmth, it transforms into
potion, at once olive and orange, new and gently made

a taste to savor, never the same as before.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.
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What no longer serves.


 

Follow me to the water

Where fingertips pedal softly on translucent keys

Silent notes travel across ripples of blue

and fall away into stillness.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.