Wednesday, December 14, 2011

radio christmas

the old songs
trickle gently
into the morning's quiet

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

upon returning home from the library

unicorn satchel stuffed with bliss
she pauses on the stairs
"can i eat my dinner up here?"

Monday, December 12, 2011

"while you're waiting"

the magic-keeper laughs from the tree-top
her shy smile of thanks
as she hands me my salvation

Sunday, December 11, 2011

red light -- Brant and James

ivy and sunlight on red brick
sunday morning dads
push designer strollers to Starbucks

Saturday, December 10, 2011

3 am

the moon tugs me to the edge of waking
she whispers a poem
then lets me doze again

Friday, December 9, 2011

friday morning

snow-dusted lemon balm
frost-tipped pine
and ice-lace puddle edges

Thursday, December 8, 2011


sparrows gather
jostling for a crumb
of the squirrel's cupcake

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

slave to fashion

boy tries to run for the bus
it's a mincing crab-wise shuffle
hobbled, as he is, by his own trousers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


i can pick her out
from the sea of bobbing backpacks
her maroon hat and the way she walks

Monday, December 5, 2011

brant street -- 3:40pm

rainbow puddles on hissing tarmac
people hunch and scurry
protecting curls and cashmere coats

Sunday, December 4, 2011

the nannas

hot, sweet, tea and sausage rolls
silver-dusted metal
wine and twinkling lights

Saturday, December 3, 2011


incense and green tea
hum of the fish tank
scritch of pen on paper

Friday, December 2, 2011


the magic-keeper perches on the swing set
wet wool against my cheek
we hug in the emptying playground

Thursday, December 1, 2011

time warp

dude volumizes his 'fro
a grey, plastic pick
stuck in the back like a feather