Asleep upon the shores of wave-kissed land
my silent dreams come colorless and gray
as waves recede from the bejeweled sand
reminding me of aches from yesterday.
My dream boat leaves with sails of ghostly white,
catches a breeze, and slowly drifts away
into the dark and somber realm of night
sailing toward the dawn of a new day.
My dream of lost love after I have lain
my head on pillows is to no avail.
My vision, one that will not come again
as stars conspire to confuse my trail.
Across the sea I sought a dreamtime zone
and traveled far into a land unknown.
Mel taught literature and writing in California and Illinois and at Stanground College in Cambridgeshire, England. For seven years, he and traveled the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in a small motor home.
In 2018, he won the grand prize for a haiku in the Setouchi Matsuyama contest in Matsuyama, Japan.
In 2019, Red Moon Press published his book of haiku, The Weight of Snowflakes. In 2020, Finishing Line Press published his book of free verse poetry, Memories.
In 2022 Cyberwit Press published his book of free verse poetry, If We Survive.
He lives in Mexico.