Wednesday, December 19, 2007

exhausted and still
in the encroaching darkness--
reaching out to God

Monday, December 03, 2007

Moving towards the light,
I drive away from darkness--
rainbow in my rear view.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

winter lullaby
warm laundry, soft music
sleeping animal

Monday, October 29, 2007

seven squirrels
culinary cramming--
first freeze

Monday, October 22, 2007

morning coffee--
liquid motivation,
barely tasted
early fall morning
dense fog hugs the ground
spirits walk

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

specters retreat behind
morning mist

Sunday, September 16, 2007

in a daze--
life without taste
or smell

Saturday, September 15, 2007

new diet
orange juice and chicken soup
waiting to breathe

Friday, September 14, 2007

no poems
my head is too stuffed
with crap

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

hot tea
after brushing teeth
not the same
after church
bamboo thicket growing
in the alley
evening falls
too late
for jasmine tea

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

sweet tea, bills paid
fall weather in August
life is good

Saturday, August 18, 2007

restless soul
painfully restricting
bursting cocoon
breaks on the shore
wet sand
in the house

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

silently, sternly,
judging me from on high
bookshelf cat
middle aged and
still rockin' for God
Catholic boomer

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

my two black
animals immobile
from the heat

Saturday, July 28, 2007

sometimes i wonder
are tiny women worth more
per pound

Monday, July 23, 2007

the rain on the asphalt
lit up by the amber streetlight
red umbrella
in my dreams
i go back to warn you
you're already dead

Bank line

men and women stand
in anonymous silence
waiting for their god.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

butter melting
paint brush filling in wood stain
nooks and crannies

Thursday, July 12, 2007

amber waves
of goldenrod
summer's here

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Patiently I wait
for I share the bathroom
with a cat
for the bathroom
hurry up, cat

Saturday, June 16, 2007

filtered sun--
under my feet,
walnut shells

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

a sweet breeze
the gentle touch
of God

Saturday, June 02, 2007

the chair
creaking audibly
knees and ankles

Friday, June 01, 2007

weary, thirsting
reaching out to the heavens
it finally rains

Friday, May 25, 2007

among the red--
beautiful and different
lavender tomatoes

Saturday, May 19, 2007

attractive pop sickle stick
with big hair

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Juicy and sweet,
the sugarplum dances dimly
in the back of my mind.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

modern role reversal
the cat brings offerings to
the human

Monday, May 14, 2007

my husband--
the comforting *clank* of Volkswagen tools
on the garage floor

Sunday, May 13, 2007

a ghost
in the foggy darkness
coming to claim its own

Friday, May 11, 2007

in the cool of the morning
God waters the world

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

sweetest flowers
Our Lady's mantel
gently blooms

Sunday, May 06, 2007

the fish hear me
leaving the restaurant
and beg for food

Thursday, May 03, 2007

he watches the car
we wait and watch him watching--
wife & bird

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


stranded in the hot sun,
cursing corset and hoop skirt--
she whips out her cell phone

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

the cat watches the birds
as they live their daily lives
animal media

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

many mini
helocopters hover--
black bumble bees

Sunday, April 22, 2007

on a porch
dropping its leaves
fake tree

Thursday, April 19, 2007

spring tragedy
new life amid death
colts and calves

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

small and sweet
nestled in the green grass
newborn cows

Thursday, April 12, 2007

sleeping like a baby
only now he has a beard
grown son

Monday, April 09, 2007

in spring
after yellow blossoms
green leaves sprout quickly
huddled together
cows form a united front
and await the storm

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I wake up
exhausted from too much work
in my dreams

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

on my arm
in my car; while I'm driving
a spider

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

on a dark road
i hear the new spring frogs
and think of you

Monday, March 26, 2007

slowly crossing the road
two geese

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Huge snowfall
brings sparkling diamonds
new streams

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

skating around, falling in,
I remove the skates
round and round
circumnavigating the
unknown darkness

Friday, March 16, 2007

small and helpless
in the palm of His Hand
I rest in God
small and brown
in God's ecosystem
tiny bird
outside together
reluctant shoveling
mom and son bonding

Thursday, March 15, 2007

creeping darkness
biting wind--
the ides of March

Thursday, March 08, 2007

snow storm--
willows, pines and oaks transformed
in bright sunlight
soft fur
underneath a
gentle paw

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

float over the mountain--
sing unknown songs

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

you pour out
the oil into my hands
some remains
i let the oil slip
through my fingers
but some remains

Saturday, February 24, 2007

At Mass
sharing a hymnal--
tiny ladybug

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

heavy snow; freezing cold
frozen flag

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

the sun sets
skeleton trees cry
crystal tears
evening light
illuminates a path
through the snow

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

poetry shared
across the shadows

in frozen space
the soul
hurling through
frozen space

Friday, January 26, 2007

bitter cold
singing birds

Thursday, January 25, 2007

bright star
quietly hovers above
thick, dark clouds

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

running fox
gently tapping bird
daily walk

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

blood sky
behind lacey
black trees

Sunday, January 14, 2007

life in the ruins,
visiting our basement--
good luck frog

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

up ahead
pushing yesterday's clouds
tiny star

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

For Father Bell

purpously striding
through unchartered land
towards eternity