Sunday, January 25, 2015

playing hooky at worship

deep silence
she stacks her hands
like a bosatsu

(bosatsu = bodhisattva)

roar of the highway
they breathe prayers
into the center of the circle

where is god?
the dust bunnies gather
a little more dust

11 January 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

caught on the fishhook

fishhook curve --
pigeon wings flash
against the pale sky

(“The Fishhook” is a notorious freeway interchange in Santa Cruz. Here's a photo.)

voices of angels
she gathers the song sheets
for her prison ministry

mother hen
who latches the door of the henhouse
after her?

11 January 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

lee of the storm

summer reading
the lost library book caught
in the van door

12 July 2014

turning leaves
the bald man tells me
he's a red-head too

25 September 2014

lee of the storm
the jagged edges
of the new pothole

18 November 2014