Thursday, November 05, 2015

Folk of the future

These formidable folk of the future are
fetched in by the round out of your ears,
the tales you sound of forgotten games
not the fact you came from a pastful same

Sunday, October 25, 2015

And there will be no

praise for Folly, Erasmus, from these lips,
or from what I use as lips, the tips
of fingers I've let linger without expertise
on a feeling less feeling than desire to tease
what I can, or they may, from a simple rock.
I found it on the spoiled ground I walk,
alongside hop-scotch squares chalked
to dare jumps from steps I give to the bare
concrete. Its smooth brown whisper
hints at lost red, but it hasn't led me to what
formed it: not what gravity of years; not
the great weight of a wait uncounted; not the slow
or sudden forces that freed it. I don't know
any of it. I'm not as foolish as the French
academic I read who studied a people at length,
and their region others had named. He claimed
to know what makes, or made, them different. The same
I could say for a taco chain and its bravado
at being expert in making flavorless burritos.
I'll boast instead of the plastic bear.
It's clearly grown better at holding air
than the honey leaving it. I also like this rock, and what
matter it's expert in. It's this rock, until it's not.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trees make a bad choir

The woman, out-of-seasonally in
her winter's attire, fire-red
jacket and woolen cap, snaps
off rounds of sermons. Full-on
leafy, on a late-spring's early
morn, the parked trees stretch and stand
stately in their disbelief.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


hour devouring
its all. our's to flow
and flower. to borrow
ouroboros hours

Saturday, March 14, 2015



Tuesday, January 06, 2015


What's the use of a fulla love
moon if ya can't swoon a little
at the too soon of it. I will.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

lavender and gray

The story of gray and of lavender
is a product of their time together,
of arcing heights, yellows arranged, the lines
of ocean scold, and a bye-going sliver,
and they tell it, this story and their time,
to no one unwilling to hold its shine

Saturday, June 07, 2014


The still air still carries
a heavy light, wing beats
heavier than the wait
of tires, these tires waiting
to resume their susurrous rush

Sunday, May 25, 2014

who tends

who tends the dying sparrow(?)
not the sky
with the many
not the sky
so many to hold

I held distance and it was(.)
light not sad
for the many
not saddened
so many dying

Saturday, May 17, 2014


It's become unbecoming,
this becoming
becoming less.

Into each life... no,
into (and after) each rain,
a little life.

Must the flies come?
They've come, falling
back into stories no one

needed to tell. The crawls of
unwelcome spiders
follow, and more


Saturday, April 26, 2014


It's the sun that's risen. O, it rises again
and again. The you flares from it, again, and then
it rolls away rock eyes and it reveals to them
all that's alive in the face of non-living things.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


This Medusa tree,
its viper's nest of limbs,
their tender green tongues
slipping free, freezes me.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Not only time's
relative. There's space,
and the zigzag paths
over dried needles.
I've found great distance
in a single step;
the plod that connects
me to young flowers.
Lightness'll come crossing
mouthy oceans; tongues
to teach me close. Mine's
an old, restless soul.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


What's the get in letting
go, again? It's one when,
a daffodil moment.
That then, a yellow's warm's
warmest, before it goes,
spent. You hold it, the warmth
warmer yet for getting,
and let the yellow go
to where so many went.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Spring's put on a dampening chill
to tamp down hope before it spills
too soon. The sparrows still feel it,
as they wash in slants of splintering

rays. The gulls play to another,
duller air. They reel through steel gray
patches, and complain to a catch
of wind in their most unappealing

voices. I won't listen, or I'll miss them,
the season's softest lines. They bud
and bloom and rhyme with a spray of wishes
that crocus up to my mind betraying

the hand behind poems greater than mine

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Two-hundred twenty twisted balloons bloomed
overnight around a horse-footed rider,
their stick-stems in imperfect headstone rows.
The anger I hold was always in danger,
inflated color losing to cooler airs.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

winter wet

I smelled summer on an asphalt's winter
wet. The cardinal, hopping yet, knew it,
and lent me a tune made for faulty lyrics.
So I sang the earth, deep in its brown sleep,
a dream to green the glinting hints of her.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

a day in the dream life

the dreams I dream can be not so dreamy
but life-y, filled with so much of my life's
dull parts, like the part I put in my hair
using a large comb. And I know not to grow
attached to life, and its dreams, what with the me
I dream and live not being me, except the parts
where holes holed into me, small oval windows
to the unreal of my dreamy reels, but I am.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


There's a fragile smile to the miles-arc
its hooded eye plows in low, snowy clouds,
if you can slow the way you hold it in, golden
in a charcoal morning's up-side, til your down-
ward looking looks, less took than given

Monday, February 10, 2014


This brittlest day tries dissolving
its pill sun into the painless gray.
A stubborn pill, it fizzes but stays.
I have learned. Holes cast faint shadows
and I've foolishly chased them across
the black, black mud to the shallows
of the bay. They wade but aren't staying.

Thursday, February 06, 2014


I was out for an instant within a thin, loving bubble
that'd bubbled up from thick, tuneless music. As it rollicked
on chilled currents, I rolled back my rolled-back eyes
to drink the frothy white, and I saw. The tipped light
shades, their linen screens tipping more still, saluted
me, and the bubble passing by. Not meaning to
is still a sort of meaning, and out of sorts their tilting
served to illumine something, despite themselves. The night
spot-brightened by their gaze taught me nothing, but
I learned a bubble could grow and love to be within me