Friday, January 27, 2012

Japanese maple
the slant of afternoon light
a catching of fire

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

witch hazel blooming
January wind blows cold
winter life shout out

Sunday, January 22, 2012

We stepped inside the diner,
strangers in a strange land.
Every boothfull turned and stared
then looked away,not seeing a threat.
We orderd our eggs,sunny-side up.
They don't have Greek toast here
so we chose rye.
In walked an old man,
he walked right to a stool in the corner.
The waitress poured him a cup of hot coffee
without even asking.
He layed out a handful of change on the counter
and began to seperate the coins
and counted
and recounted them.
We looked at each other
thinking the same thing...
he wasn't sure he had enough.
But we were strangers
 in a small town,
 he had all that he needed,
a diner that cared.
We paid our bill
 as he continued to count and recount his change.
 We left
 as Gertie gave him a plate of food.

Friday, January 20, 2012

snow covered sundial
the earth moves around the sun
unseen facts don't change

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

woodland messenger
a sharp caw-caw sails thorough trees
cast breadcubes on grass

Monday, January 16, 2012

I am so alone
a flower standing in snow
artificial life

Sunday, January 15, 2012

winter woods debris
fern and moss reach up to sun
living among dead

Friday, January 13, 2012

paralyzed spirit
gravity claimed body form
a complete collapse