Sunday, July 31, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 31

laying on my back
in the garden
trying to recall
what it felt like as a child
to see a cloud for the first time

Saturday, July 30, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 30

the bumble bee flits
from blossom to blossom
unaware of its importance
in our lives

Friday, July 29, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 29

Awakened suddenly
I close my eyes tightly
and try to continue the dream
to save the poor young girl from danger,
only to have her disintegrate into another dream.

I feel worthless
the rest of the day.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 27

the red-tailed hawk
squeals over the sound
of city traffic

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 27

hearing the catbird call
I search the branches to find him
as he plucks the last mulberry
from the tree

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 26

summer heat wanes
relishing at last
the silence of the air conditioner

Monday, July 25, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 25

on the windows 
of the abandoned hotel 
  a   
and a

Sunday, July 24, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 24

the traffic jam on river road-
an opportunity
to catch an Ibis 
standing on the water

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 22

I make up my own words
to the song Elmo is singing
on the video of the mini-van in front of me

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 21

the heat
            s
         e
      s
    i
 r
the smell of her perfume

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 20

staring tediously at the cat
who is staring intently at the wall
it is only then 
I see
the bug

Monday, July 18, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 18


as I turn the corner
the blinding full moon
erupts at the top of the hill

Sunday, July 17, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 17

the old maple lies
at the construction site;
the remnants of its tangled roots
reach for the sky

the metal cranes 
that stand beside it
reach higher 
than the tree ever did
  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 16

threading her web
between two lilies
the spider prepares for breakfast

Friday, July 15, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 15

in the middle of the road
the traffic cop
is texting

Thursday, July 14, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 14

on the dashboard 
of the black limo
a bright blue Virgin Mary

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 13

as I pass the cosmetics aisle
a familiar scent from my youth
evokes a feeling of deep loss

the cashier looks at me, puzzled,
as I purchase the old fashioned face powder
that my grandmother wore

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 12

humid July night
the frozen yogurt melting
faster than even I can eat it

Monday, July 11, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 11

in the car rental parking lot
the smell
of Boston Harbor

Sunday, July 10, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 10

digging
to plant annuals
but I keep unearthing
w
 o
r
 m
    s

Saturday, July 9, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 9

a cat's whiskers
are in fact
 
  as   w  i  d  e   as his body

Friday, July 8, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 8

driving down the highway
the rain drops 
slide up the windshield

Thursday, July 7, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 7

listening for crickets
in the night air of the city
but none can be heard

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 6

after the vet-
when I close my eyes
I still see the trust in hers

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 5

after destroying the ant hill
I can't relate to
their organized chaos

Monday, July 4, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 4

on the 4th of July
the seed pod liberates itself 
from the tree
and spirals free
to land on a blanket

Sunday, July 3, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 3

toiling in the garden
the smell of sunblock
makes the passing cars
sound like waves

Saturday, July 2, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 2

the cat
sleeps all day
stares out into the darkness all night

    because he can

Friday, July 1, 2011

a river of stones - Jul 1

without remorse
the calla lily continues
not to bloom