Wednesday, April 30, 2014

sky fall

lowering skies
the thorny trellis fills my eyes
with roses

21 April 2014

leaden skies --
white wisteria hangs heavy
on the bent bough

25 April 2014

morning dance
a lone cricket chirps
among the weeds

30 April 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

kiss kiss kiss

taking out the compost
the cat tries to trip me

17 April 2014

spring skies
the baby bounces
on my son's knee

11 April 2014

old friend
rushed air kisses
over the spring greens

17 April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

another year older

another april
the roses don't show
my age

17 April 2014

slow walk
another party
on the neighbor's deck

17 April 2014

cloudless sky
the old dog pees on the carpet

11 April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

from the shadows

morning tea
the roar of another jet
just overhead

17 April 2014

soft night
stepping around a shadow
that might be the dog

17 April 2014

shriveled bluebells
the dog marks the spot

17 April 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

the human condition

tech layoffs
the finches squabble
over nest boxes

11 April 2014

rippled glass
faint pink signs
of the dawn

17 April 2014

remorseless hunter
the toddler chases
the ducks

17 April 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

coming home to roost

spring break
all my chicks come home
to roost

28 March 2014

window table
people with laptop cases
get off the apple bus

11 April 2014

bearded irises
young students play
his old piano

11 April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

bad penny

This little riff was in response to a haiku about a bad penny.

just like that penny
her nose wrinkles
with laughter

tender shoots
bare feet pick their way along
the garden path

new leaves
the same old face
in the mirror

24 March 2014

sweeping changes

new job opening
her interview blouse
in the wash

17 April 2014

short night
the children gather
around a video game

18 April 2014

sweeping the entry
the cat crouches
over her dead bird

18 April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

the life of a plum tree

third year of drought
rain strips the blossoms
from the plum trees

2 March 2014

spent blossoms
the unpaid bills piled
a little higher

24 March 2014

lowering skies
a wind-driven shower
of plum petals

28 March 2014

distant clouds
the plum trees lose
a few more petals

17 April 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

blues skies

blue skies
he digs a grave
for the last pet rat

warm afternoon
two roosters crow
back and forth

trash day again
a raven lights on the top slat
of the compost bin

12 March 2014