Monday, January 24, 2011


lost in thought
milk bubbles over
burnt oats smelling of scorched paper

Sunday, January 23, 2011

window view

plastic snowflake dances
on invisible thread
against tree-shadowed red tile

Saturday, January 22, 2011

family movie night

breakfast for dinner
chocolate pie for dessert
and cuddling under fleece

Friday, January 21, 2011

leek broth

she ladles comfort from the old days
of farm kitchens among lakes and fells
it tastes better in a basin

Thursday, January 20, 2011

through the window

the wind whips fierce
frozen tree limbs shudder stiffly
the snow blows like sand

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


striped tail tip twitches
sleepy-eyed, purring softly
as i slip the needle into his vein

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

time warp

tangled forelock in my gloved fingers
i watch her dreamily brushing the shaggy coat
and  remember when it was me

Monday, January 17, 2011


in the soft shuffle of cards
and murmuring of prayer
butterflies and birds ride the storm

Sunday, January 16, 2011

prayer meeting

before laundry, before dishes
before anyone is awake
i paint

Saturday, January 15, 2011

wild hunt

with airs above the ground
he plucks snowflakes from the sky
and invisible mice from the drifts

Friday, January 14, 2011


a last-minute flip of the wrist
sends her virtual ball
into the gutter

Thursday, January 13, 2011


scent of oats and bubbling milk.
in between the swirling,
i spill crazy on the pages

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


amidst the chatter
it's hard to focus,
my mind wanders to the Other-where

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

stormageddon...part 2

the wind is a million razors
slicing through my jeans and making my eyes ache
i hurry us home before the snow comes

Monday, January 10, 2011

rite of passage

blue gems twinkle in her ears
as Ty the Piercing Guy
compliments her bravery

Sunday, January 9, 2011

infinitely curious

smiling to myself
i watch and i listen
then i pick up my pencil and give it a try

Saturday, January 8, 2011

check-out conveyor belt

her gape-mouthed  fish
lands with a frozen thud
behind my organic eggs and the boy-child's favourite pretzels

Friday, January 7, 2011

egg and chips

it was more than lunch.
it was an affirmation of her health
and a chance to laugh at the things that had scared us

Thursday, January 6, 2011


flakes of white fluff
land in my eyelashes
as i scrape off the car after work

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

new toy

the satisfying beep-beep
of a happily
anaesthetized cat

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


in the storm of the day,
i find my center in its pages,
crinkled with ink and emotions

Monday, January 3, 2011

birthday girl

in the morning i spin her 'round,
kiss her hair and tell her
she'll be born in half an hour

Sunday, January 2, 2011


pen scratches page
green tea in a striped cup
clinking as it settles on the saucer

Saturday, January 1, 2011


waking to rain
it washes away the old year
while birdsong welcomes the new