Saturday, November 05, 2011

so small
against the fall snow, the acorn
and I

Friday, October 21, 2011

Straining to see the lesson
darkness falls
on my disappointment

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thirty year old man
without coverage--let him die?
"Crucify him! Crucify him!"

*Note: This was written as a response to the Tea Party debate audience crying out in the affirmative to a theoretical scenario asking whether an uninsured 30 year old should be allowed to die.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A ladybug sits
on my question mark. Is she
asking or answering?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a cool breeze
in the garden a cup of tea
whispered chanting
a cool breeze
a warm cup of tea
in the garden
I transplant
ornamental grass
in the speckled sunlight

Monday, August 22, 2011

Three families of birds
live, grow up and fly away
my empty nest

Sunday, August 14, 2011

accidental death
burned in a pot of hot milk
the live cultures
if I traveled through time
would you be
as I imagine?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I trudge through the internet
like a child lost in the city of bright lights.
The flashing neon distracts me from myself.
The world's wedding:
cabbage butterflies
and Queen Anne's lace

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

walking the dog
two baby rabbits
run for their lives
Shocked by the reflection;
in my mind I'm thin.

Friday, July 22, 2011

checking the animals
to see if
they are still alive--
no a/c
Oven door
the heat pours in
from the outside
Omnipresent and eternal
the egg cooks on the sidewalk

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Smooth bowl, a watery blue,
bursting with sunshine--

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

stifling summer heat
shock of white hair zooms by
young man jogging to work
I work well
under the pressure
of actually having a job.
hazy, hot and humid
the heat wave moves east
counter-intuitive oatmeal
he looks at me
ever hopeful
of love--
the cat

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The stifling heat
melts away all ambition
dusty riverbed

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The silence grows
like the mold
in the bathroom
we pretend not to see.

Friday, July 15, 2011

As the sun sets
they join us at the car show
the three rabbits

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In the Morning Darkness

my fractional brain
rarely functional,
I blindly grope
for coffee
wishing on a star--
i want to go back in time
and choose respect

This is in response to One Single Impression's prompt: respect.
i hear vomiting
the cat waltzes in
to apologize

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


lit from within
those treasured look on
youthful bride

This is in response to Haiku Bones' prompt: radiant.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


He tells us of
the Holocaust,
his daughter
behind him, smoking.

Monday, June 20, 2011

tall boy in loose jeans
I look twice; it's not him
my son is married

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday evening
sweet sounds of harmony float
flying geese

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My short poetry
flits around like a small bird
and my A.D.D.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

a morning "gift"
a Rorschach blot of pee
left by the dog

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Snowy feline
curled up against the cold
marshmallow cat

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

flash of white fur
against a dark, winter house
surprise cat

Friday, January 28, 2011

dark, ancient forest
endless, snow covered branches
as I drive to work

Sunday, January 09, 2011

fluttering shadow
on the snow-covered driveway
American flag
sweet, creamy goodness
of a proper tea
poured in the morning darkness

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Penitential soup
Full of vegetables and beans
Post Christmas diet