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