Wednesday, September 30, 2009

lesser tyrannies

kitty and squirrel

have made friends in the driveway

see how they frolic

one tail is bushy
the other a silky swish

tumbling in gravel

lesser tyrannies

are cropping up between them

who gets the puddle?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

requiem for a mouse

he cannot resist
the lure of peanut butter

my small opponent

music to my ears
the snap of a wooden trap

soft gray silky fur

his face is so cute
too bad he poops everywhere

a mouse dies tonight

Thursday, September 17, 2009

the flower and I

see how the flower
bending toward the morning light
sparkles with dew drops

please stop noticing
these vulnerable longings
all over my face

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

while running

pinatas for sale
candy-filled papier mache

hanging on a porch

just before daybreak
a star whispers to the moon
you have tipped over

cool wet grass bending
under my new running shoes
I kick my heels up

Thursday, September 10, 2009

morning sky

bird songs competing
with the roar of morning cars

who will win the race?

damp gravel crunches

my shoes get coated by dew

morning smells so fresh

pale sky glows so white

sun peeks around a building

here comes the blue now

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

sometimes my
doesn't work