Thursday, March 31, 2011

bus-stop magic

snow bows gracefully to rain
leaving perfect ice-stars
dangling on my umbrella

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


winter runs in rivulets
down the sidewalk
and my soul

Sunday, March 27, 2011


tea with Hello Kitty
a pen that wanders
the sun shines through the deep cold

Friday, March 25, 2011

after the storm

a host of robins trills loudly
above the snow-covered wasteland

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

spring storm

wind whipping ice on frozen skin
old man winter laughs
and i worry about the robins

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

faith, unconditional

"is that the same book?" he asks
while handing me my morning coffee
i nod and he squeezes my shoulder

Monday, March 21, 2011

the outhouse roof is leaking

shivering sausage dog casts a baleful glare
from the sheltering branches
of a convenient pine tree

Sunday, March 20, 2011

daily devotional

wrapped in red wool
i take a pen walking
across the empty page

Friday, March 18, 2011


the moon draws in
and pulls the fringe of my soul
into chaos and poetry

Thursday, March 17, 2011


robin-song and murky sky
shapeless piles of almost-rotten leaves
a momentary silence before the day begins

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


the squirrels' antics are either
or an expression of the joys of spring

Sunday, March 13, 2011

spring clean

witchery in mop-swirled wishes
spell-cast sandalwood, curls out windows
scent of lavender, peppermint and sage

Thursday, March 10, 2011

in love with words

i take her a steaming mug of soup
the spoon clatters as she shovels it down
desperate to get back to her book

Sunday, March 6, 2011


it's knowing how
an orange will taste
by the way it peels

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


stepping out into the crisp early morning
the sun is brand new
and i remember my days of fast horses