Monday, December 29, 2008

sit up straight

while driving
distraction pulled me
to the right

each moment
provides a chance to
be conscious

so are you
paying attention
to the now?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

winter fog

driving through pea soup
clouds near the earth dance and swirl
like warm breath exhaled

emerge from the fog

try to seek the crisp edges
and know what is true

is it real
is it memorex
I can't tell


some blooms last
for several months
enjoy them

Thursday, December 25, 2008

victorious snow

welcoming the sun

return to us light and warmth
the snow keeps falling

Sunday, December 21, 2008

they landed in a
rainbow legume mandala

savory soup ahead

blank screen

the silent machine
staring balefully at me
hey, remember pens?

when power cuts out
over and over again
it is frustrating

practicing patience
and all those other disciplines

perfect for today

there are those who try
to achieve this emptiness

consider it bliss

Thursday, December 18, 2008

sparkling underfoot
moonlight reflects and bounces
jaunty light beams laugh

drifting like my thoughts
sky embraces mother earth
snow is piling up

avoiding the cold
I stay hunkered down inside
it's pretty out there

Saturday, December 13, 2008

knocking on the door

where will it find peace?
the other side of the door
I am like the cat

(avril lavigne-knocking on heaven's door)

see it as it is
clarity of perception

grasses go to seed

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

internal combustion

first become
just a hollow shell

of my self

my internal heat

pump starting

my allies

wrathful deities

glare outward

Saturday, December 6, 2008

blinded by the light

hidden in plain sight
where you may never find it
unless you let go

in between
flying falling & crashing
a moment

look all around you
open your eyes to the truth
it’s so beautiful

Thursday, December 4, 2008

flakes are falling

the branches
caught some light

and held it

spray painted
seed pods encased for winter

sparkle with frosting

snow must be
distant relative
to the stars

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

send money now

five steps per letter
sign, fold, stuff, address & seal
tedium sets in

this year end appeal
was so carefully crafted
ouch! a paper cut

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

love vibrations

song of solomon
engraved on huge bronze discs
tell me love stories

golden vibrations
penetrate me completely
let me feel it all

I will pay full price
my attention is all yours
just to know the truth

(inspired by Jaume Plensa)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nature decorates

(Diana Krall~ Autumn Leaves)

nature decorates
fallen leaves stain the sidewalk
tannins form patterns

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

reaching for my bones
I scrape the branches 'til bare
rainbows uncovered

look in the mirror
if the shadow is accurate
what does it reveal?

Sunday, November 16, 2008


dead leaves on
one side of the plant
all fell off

Saturday, November 15, 2008

buyers' market

a buyers' market
small house called my attention
come and look at me

burning bush
lit up the front yard
says welcome

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

red mourning

when the stories end
a beautiful irony

arches achingly

Sunday, November 9, 2008

fields of gold

(sting & i muvrini~ fields of gold)

seventeen turkeys
avoid holiday dinner
stand beside the road

another flock has
gathered in the golden field
dark shapes far away

vanishing small self


vanishing small self
touch the space between each breath
navigate the curves

Thursday, November 6, 2008

advice to myself


some thoughts for later
when the darkness pushes down

just come out to play

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


standing on the line
scan the choices and then pick
hope can defeat fear

Monday, November 3, 2008

What's going on?

the coin purse
of my attention
is leaking

get to the bottom
by digging a little more
carefully don't rush

I am wondering
is there really one question
to last my whole life?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

from my window

dawn melts into white

day bursts out

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

IMPORTant work

wrestling with data
trying for submission hold
before IMPORTing

names, dates & numbers
please line up neatly just there
get thee organized!

fly through the network
success is so beautiful
mission accomplished

Sunday, October 26, 2008

taste the moment


learn to play in

open curiosity

tasting the moment

what's behind the door

might it be anything fun?

I let go of fear

swimming in questions

and demanding no answers

delightful unknown

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Drive

god has spilled
some rainbow sherbet
on the trees

falling leaves
autumn butterflies
flutter by

seeking mice
feathered missile at
eye level

in the field

tiny clouds
dance in dying grass
next year's pods

bright berries
asparagus field
all dressed up

pine needles
form post modern art
walk on it

rows of drooping heads
sunflower skeletons stand
proud abandoned bones

Thursday, October 16, 2008

power of three

three forces
eternal movement
wash me clean

juana molina ~tres cosas

Monday, October 13, 2008

clouds line up
michigan blue sky
future rain in rows

Thursday, October 9, 2008

chestnut shells
litter the sidewalk
happy squirrels

light scatters sideways
rays spill like bright pixie sticks
sun's losing battle

leaves protest
crunch beneath my feet
I can't stop walking

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

fall-en hungers


have you noticed
we're all writing about food
do we fear winter

you say that things change
either weathered or preserved
returning to earth


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

no water marks

all the smart women
crave good company
don't settle for less

Sunday, October 5, 2008


flavors on parade
a seasonal serenade

colors fill the shelves

Saturday, October 4, 2008


candidate who winks
is not vice presidential

nice try, please go home

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


there's definitely
a difference between them
cholla & ice cream

Monday, September 29, 2008

no cringing

meeting the shadow

it's mostly water & sand

encircled by light

the ledge

don't look directly

use peripheral vision

waiting on the ledge

Sunday, September 28, 2008

bangin on

words bounce & tumble
do I want to be a drum
receive the rhythm

elegance wading
poised in grace, surprisingly
awkward in motion

erase history
with a swish of the paint brush
what lingers beneath?


Friday, September 26, 2008

which animal are you?

wish I were a crow
they get to wear black, talk loud
and steal shiny things

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

autumn reflections

colored leaves
see their reflection
and wonder

is this time?
hands chasing numbers
perched on high

look closely
green's departure
reveals gold

Sunday, September 21, 2008

lesson from

a dead battery
enjoy now!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

water shed

water drops
magnify the view
macro lens

these weightless
universes rest
upon down

Friday, September 19, 2008

shock points

black widow?
but it was so small
that's the male

two enter
the space is fractured
my time's up

Thursday, September 18, 2008

handful of nonsense

what is memory
thought collections organized
to tell my stories

who needs an 8-ball
I now foretell my future
by looking backward

death grip number nine

conditioned to believe lies

compliance assured

Sunday, September 14, 2008


golden hoop
impermanence is

captured here

jewels drip
so reluctantly
see them cling?

googloplexes form
i believe in everything
nothing is sacred

everywhere i look
holiness appears to me
just in the being


Saturday, September 13, 2008

diamond curtains

rain on my window

sparkles against ugliness

can't they paint that house?

Friday, September 12, 2008

spray me

by a water wall

swish splash clean


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

did she or didn't she?

shady green
perched in elegance

where to go?

maybe she didn't

still thinking

Sunday, September 7, 2008

silver dollars

plant money
seed, flower, then seek

quick return

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Saturday bike-u

green expanse
turns out to be more like
a rainbow

straddling the line

disoriented turtle

let me help you cross

I’m faster than the

butterfly, but it’s faster

than my camera

brilliant flash of white
a sand hill crane caught my eye

way across the field

now my sigg
has a better view

for the ride

it is true

small things excite me

new bike pack

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

rubber is my friend

rubber is my friend

neoprene embrace
reward my good behavior
with this small contact

Monday, September 1, 2008

nice view

I slowed down
for a naked back

yep, I did

(praises to the Power Shot)


it's obvious

thank god for the sign
or I would never have known
where to find water

turn, turn, turn

caught off guard
by the first red leaf

seasons change

light bending

color wheel turns and

heat softens

smell it, mom?

sweet, sweet smell of fall

young son asked


Sunday, August 31, 2008

my ass spends
a lot of time here

heart-shaped friend

standing there
an invitation

to know self

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

lawn cosmology

during spring
the sun lived in my grass
tiny lion

now many
stars have fallen there
blue twinkles


laser beams collide
distant communications
I feel you right here

Sunday, August 24, 2008

naked before god

when flesh covered those

stark white bones

you guarded

farmer's sleeping fields

from the wind

in my heart

don't forget
rule number one:
I hit you

there exists
a balance between
grace and combat

why we train with music
it's like dancing with sharp things
hands or sticks or knives

in the figure eight
there is new found elegance
infinity movements

Saturday, August 23, 2008


the waifs- sundirtwater

ripe tomatoes taste
like sun, like dirt, like water

this is alchemy

Friday, August 22, 2008


dancing on
my rear view mirror
I see you

spider has
super sensitive grip
with eight legs

Thursday, August 21, 2008


blue sky is calling
that window invites my gaze
the magnet and the steel

I surrender to
irresistible forces
needle spins true north

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sometimes I believe

Wax Poetic with Norah Jones - Angels

sometimes I believe
angels come in many shapes
often without wings

Monday, August 18, 2008

out on the edge

how much will I risk?
how badly do I want it?
it's all up to me

small movements offer
an extra boost of power
precision matters

turn hurt into skill
how salt water saved my life
with blood sweat & tears