against a grey sky

December 7, 2009

one leaf hangs on
brown and brittle it waves
losing pieces

2006

December 3, 2009

i return
from no word spoken

like a cat
you gave up on.

out of the wood
into the day

tail dancing
with gratitude.

one week later

December 3, 2009

i spin the can
of mixed nuts

a
greasy
kaleidoscope

with no cashews
to be found

only jordans,
filberts, and peas

tumbling
in my disdain

they are all
that remain

of the feast

2008

AT&T P&G AT&T P&G

August 31, 2009

critters

on this late
summer night

call out
stock tips…

as i stroll
with a dog

August 28, 2009

spun in ice –
the cream we stole from the barn
cools our night

2007

early september

August 24, 2009

Crickets cheer from

beyond porch screen,

 

cigar smoke circles

this old night.

 

I lay asleep at

grandpa’s feet,

 

Red Sox winning

three  to one.

 

 

anger:

August 24, 2009

an occasion

to take three breaths
then count
my blessings

don’t inventory

August 22, 2009

give
it all
away!

smiles

August 6, 2009

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i scratch and rub
my woolly
companion

i scratch and rub
this universe

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there is no place
quite like the other

each valley
each plain
each mountain
each plateau

each
with its own
land forms
life forms
weather
and light

encased in a shared
halo of air

we are binding this earth in asphalt.

binding
and branding
we block the night sky
with our signs.

from
above
we look
like fire

2006