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

orchids


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


visualize
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
burrrr-dock
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

lopsided



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

YES WE CAN!!!



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




lavender
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
coasters
don't settle for less

Sunday, October 5, 2008

.




flavors on parade
a seasonal serenade

colors fill the shelves



Saturday, October 4, 2008

debate

candidate who winks
is not vice presidential

nice try, please go home

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

preferences

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

sparkle


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






surrounded
by a water wall

swish splash clean



wondering.....
.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

did she or didn't she?





shady green
perched in elegance

where to go?


katydid
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

holograms


laser beams collide
distant communications
I feel you right here

Sunday, August 24, 2008

naked before god


remember
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

sundirtwater



the waifs- sundirtwater

ripe tomatoes taste
like sun, like dirt, like water

this is alchemy





Friday, August 22, 2008

spider




dancing on
my rear view mirror
I see you

spider has
super sensitive grip
with eight legs

Thursday, August 21, 2008

compass


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


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