Thursday, July 31, 2008

fiddle dreams

Siren song
ethereal notes
transport me

hop & skip
lifted by rhythm
voice & string

find the flow
drift into a dream
altered state

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

white paper bark curls
cascading green hearts greet me
walking past the birch

Saturday, July 26, 2008

range expands
emotions sparkling
let them flow

look! sun dogs
shot through with color
clouds break free

outside gravity
allowing all metaphors
to dissolve right now

learn a new language
listening to my body
what is the message?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

cold water
competed against
hot hot sun

alone on the sand
anticipating heartache
instead I found peace

half a moon
wanted to feel the
bright blue sky

you say you like feet?

mine had a beach pedicure
polished by the sand

flotsam meet jetsam

such a cute couple they make
washed up on the shore

written in the sand
love letter washes away
don't try to hold it

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

thump thump

venous blood
arterial blood
red & blue

heart muscle
sets things in motion
do you hear?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

3 hours in Atlanta

cheery children's art
blesses the walls with color
lifting my spirit

don't drop your monkey
little girl runs joyfully
toward security

eye exercises
cube unfolds

patterns emerging
from different angles
worn floral carpet

hustle & bustle
gives way to emptiness
contemplating you

rows of chairs
waiting to be filled
I'm here first

one peg is missing
from the crooked table leg
my coffee splashes

trying to decide
if familiarity
really breeds contempt

endless oldies loop
should solve that mystery soon
where's my mp3?

3 books in my bag
philosophy, magic, food
pretty much the same

the meaning of life
found perched on a mountain top
or in a teacup

cosmic joke
so serious it
makes me laugh

domino affect
single truth starts the cascade
a light bulb moment

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

grandmothers move it

matriarchal pace
two grandmothers smile & nod
elegant posture

Monday, July 14, 2008

have medicine will travel

roadside medicine
abundance for our healing
go slowly and see

Hey St. John
summer picking gives
winter cheer

astringent seeds are
implantation prevention
Queen Anne's Lace discerns

precious pink soapwort
wash my dishes, hands or clothes
sexy saponins

yellow dock
for organs

sweet berries
pause, say thanks & eat
be nourished

make a plantain plaster
chew the leaves until they're mush
de-itchify me

roar of the lion
disrespected king of weeds
good for my liver

Sunday, July 13, 2008


spider let me close
not too shy to eat the fly
until camera clicked

Yemaya's embrace
nothing heals me like you do*
goddess of the sea

tumbled in the waves
exfoliated by sand
blissfully smooth now

opposing forces
push and pull from depths to heights
ride the crests with me

*with thanks to heather nova

luminescent green
surprising urban sentries
fireflies guide my steps

Sand dial

temporal timepiece
drawing stick casts a shadow
listen to my heart

Saturday, July 12, 2008

moon & stars

spangled black velvet
someone spilled glowing marbles
across the night sky

bright flowing puddle
mysteries unfolding
tell me what you want

Thursday, July 10, 2008


pieces of the sky
cascading into the green
periwinkle blooms

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

too much stuff

crowded and messy
this page not surprisingly
rather like my life

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vinyl grooves

sing to my center
travel endlessly inward
following the groove

Sunday, July 6, 2008

oh beloved artist

my inner walls are canvas
awaiting the brush

I call your rainbow light
paint me with broad, languid strokes
decorate my love

Keep out

I cried when she said

clearly this door is not yours

or that key would work

Friday, July 4, 2008

Where the wild things are

a small flock of birds

rose from last night’s puddle in

symphonic lift-off

I raced the ground hog
and kicked his furry ass
with my longer legs

the rusty metal
with mysterious blue wires

somehow caught my eye

each image captured
proves my dominance over
mosquito forces

message from
my heart was found nailed
to a tree

advice to chipmunk
who barely avoided my wheels:
look before crossing

who can doubt
the amazing power
of green things?

are well guarded by
leaves of three

dry portage
around fallen trees
on the path

sweet lavender vetch
interrupts the green expanse
urges me to rest

with all this beauty
surrounding, enfolding me
how could I feel sad?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

finally truth slipped
like a knife between my ribs
victory at last

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

centered and focused
molecules coalesce in
robust readiness