Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November's End

Gray gauze tangles in tree tops 
on the valley bottom I swim through
almost-droplets air.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Gray ice vapor lid 
clamped all round 
the rim of this earth bowl
sun is a nickel of iridescence
low in the southeast.

Monday, November 28, 2011


tup - hard boot heel landing
sqwiiiitch - forefoot rotating on wet gravel
tup...sqwiiitch, tup...sqwiiitch
tup...sqwiiitch, tup...sqwiiitch
and while one foot is tup...sqwiiitch-ing
the other foot and leg swing, swing
forward and... down, tup...sqwiiitch
remember to breath, no - breeeath!
remember to let the arms swing
tup...sqwiiitch, tup...sqwiiitch, tup...sqwiiitch, tup...sqwiiitch

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shadow Theater

Against white snow
silhouette doe step steps
between paper cutout pines.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Black kitten’s weight in my left hand
rumble against my ribcage
angora softness - his head 
tucked under my chin.
Purring fades, head drops -
sleeping kitten is no easier to put down.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Layers Before the Sun

Skating above the ridge
swift pearl gray cloud rags
high beyond, still, ominous
steel gray cumulous.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


An hour ago the sun 
rolled over the ridge
melting frosted fields
downbeam of the  ponderosa
where every amber stalk
stands crystal cased.