Cool ride

cool ride
Photo from the “Places the Mail Took Me” series by Annette Marie Hyder


Such a beautiful sunrise —

like a golden rooster
perched on heaven’s field
crowing about his own arrival.
Cant blame him!
— Annette Marie Hyder

Sunday Things


I chiseled you from dreams
the marble of your integrity
hard beneath my hands
the gold veins of your allure
and getting in my hair.
I reached
calloused fingers
across time and desire
and found you deifying there
beautiful to me even with my eyes closed.
Not just the thorn and petal
but the very root of my heart’s rose.
— Copyright Annette Marie Hyder