Monday, January 30, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 30, 2012

Sunny today -
inside at my computer
I wash down my Vitamin D with orange juice

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 25, 2012

on the other side of the tree row
the car lights from the highway
twinkle through the trees
like Christmas

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 24, 2012

placing the tinted blue contacts
in my brown eyes
turns my eyes...
brown

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 22, 2012



 
Wondering about the comings, 
the goings, 
the conversations along the way...

Friday, January 20, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 20, 2012

lighting a candle on her birthday
the flame flickers, teasing me about being older
the way I used to before her passing

Thursday, January 19, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 19, 2012

First Snowfall

driving my new car -
with every slippery turn
my heart skips a beat
like the satellite radio

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 18, 2012

picking through the wicker basket
filled with catnip mice and jingling balls
the kitten walks away...
bored

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 17, 2012

My first slow cooker meal.
To fight the urge to peek inside,
I tap on the glass lid 
and watch the drops of condensation roll down, 
leaving a streaky site 
of my yet to be believed cooked meal.

Monday, January 16, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 16, 2012

               Jennifer
                Tiffany
the names of their children 
tattooed on his forearms
on her shoulder -
date night at the gym

Sunday, January 15, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 15, 2012

With visions of traveling to a warm climate
I scratch off the squares on my lottery ticket.
The hissing steam from the radiator mocks me.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 14, 2012

waking to find 
the game feed on FaceBook is broken--
exhilarated and anxious at the prospect of free time

Friday, January 13, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 13, 2012

the traffic cop
shoos the cars away from the airport pickup curb
only to have them pull over again
when his back is turned-
like flies on garbage

Thursday, January 12, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 12, 2012

in the parking lot
the heavy rain creates small puddles
exposing the asphalt paver's inadequacies

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 11, 2012

Having a great hair day
in the hotel room --
winter storm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 10, 2012

I am like the drop --
that slowly makes its way down the shower curtain
growing larger with miniscule molecules of moisture
that rise from the steam...
when suddenly another drop,
with its own momentum,
unites with it
racing them both to the freedom of the drain

Monday, January 9, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 9, 2012

more final decisions are made
from cell phones 
on the airport security line
than in any meeting during the day

Sunday, January 8, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 8, 2012

the diet and exercise magazines
replace the holiday cookie ones on the supermarket shelf
opposite the Valentine candies

Saturday, January 7, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 7, 2012

waiting in the crowded jetway I realize,
for a road warrior,
the only nature we get to observe
is human nature

Friday, January 6, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 6, 2012

two restless and sleepless nights --
from my patio door
the burnt scarlet of the sunrise

Thursday, January 5, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 5, 2012

Taking my seat on the airplane
after a festive holiday season.
Have they made these seats smaller?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 4, 2012

the piece of tape 
on the window in the poetry hall -
imagining what celebration it held

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 3, 2012

wondering 
if the person I’m Skyping with
is confused by the twisted knot of my headset

Monday, January 2, 2012

a river of stones - Jan 2, 2012

last minute cleaning for company
even in the corners
no one will see

Sunday, January 1, 2012