Saturday, February 28, 2009

what a drag

what slows me down more?

the wind caused by my running
or hiding roadside?

pulled into my lungs
air movement forced by suction
might not work the best

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


coffee calls

I brave the weather

Gore-tex rules

wet drizzle

accompanies me

while walking

a pattern

of worms decorate
the sidewalk

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


greeting the

unfamiliar greens

of Portland

look closely

there's a universe

in the moss

shiny crows

ignore me as they

peck at grass

the sky spits
shades of silver gray

now I'm damp

Monday, February 23, 2009

falling water

laughing white water
rushing down the slick black gorge
what's your hurry friend?

lace draped over green
a table cloth in motion
dancing in the wind

Saturday, February 21, 2009

feeling for the edges


by definition
show the shape

when I ask
about the value
of something

I'm seeking
motivation, not

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

facial parentheses

do you know

how many muscles

make a smile?

stopping this
accidental curve

not easy


finding their own groove

on my face

map of the

adventures and

places I've been

(click for musical inspiration

Saturday, February 14, 2009

just for a moment

wild wild heart
show me other options
lost and found

broken glass
neither half empty
nor half full

notice now
explode the question
throw it out


Friday, February 13, 2009

what would happen if
I put all my shoes away?
obstacle course gone!

who can clear the path
but the one who wants to hike?
the trail is open

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

heart full of light

half-hearted no more
visions fade, reassemble
inside the spotlight

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the moon laughed

last night the moon laughed
even the clouds cannot hide
her glowing beauty

smoke signals or steam
mist rises from my coffee
enticing message

Monday, February 9, 2009

seeking my
personal legend
I aim high

Thursday, February 5, 2009

an ice age retreats
revealing hopeful lichen

spring is on the way

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

puzzling evidence

puzzling evidence

colors mix and match
peeling bark tells a story

edges fit together

this map of the world

reveals hidden mysteries

continents collide

Monday, February 2, 2009

progress bar

something about when
I'm nestled in a time line...
progress is measured

counting grains of sand
how many will be needed
to build that castle?

keep looking ahead
and you'll miss the fun of now
horizons can wait