Apr 4 2022

scars in jars and other bold things

watching the way you peeled an onion
hiding tears in a scented candle
rose-sandlewood-something when really
it was the smell of smoke you hoped to hide
long after you’d quit and we both knew
it was him again
lingering in places you’d already scoured
as i peeled carrots, chopped celery, sliced
a moon down the side of one finger
before either of us noticed it was raining
and you were gone

Apr 30 2021


nothing and everything
left behind

pain on pane

swift angel of morning
dusty dove
winged evidence




Apr 29 2021

the conductor

herding blue and green
through the fast moving symphony
of spring

black birds
dot the sky
b flat
e minor
g sharp

notes of hunger

and freedom

spelled with stump
and fury

at being

off key

and obbligato

Apr 28 2021


sunrise manifests
in shades of grey
a tinge of pink
filtered through a jar
left too long
on a too full counter
just because
you love
the shape
of shadow

Apr 27 2021


no place to go
except into
new growth

Apr 26 2021

when, and again

blue sky, day dry
another loop of miles, smiles,
burning, yearning

false flock
getting ready
to fly

Apr 25 2021

true at first light

the color of love
and the scent of sunshine

sweet and sharp
short and poignant



Apr 24 2021

morning’s manifesto

i threw away all the curtains
because i want to see everything

i’ve grown old on a mantle of marble
i’ve breathed love into statues of stone

i wrapped grey over hard faded rainbow
because gold is the color of own

Apr 23 2021

the map of everything

us vs. them
man vs. nature
you vs. me

there’s a circle and a triangle
buried deep in the heart
of every clock

and we run from time
long before
the chase begins

i am here
and you are forest

or i am there
and you are tree

one of us always

Apr 22 2021


the day starts


tea and sunshine

rye and wheat

mess and murmur

that’s it

that’s all there is