Thursday, December 31, 2015

Echo, Call and Response

To be alone is to be alive.

To be alive is to be alone.

Call and response:

    To be alive
           is to be.
    To be alone
           is to be.

     To be

Monday, December 28, 2015


Still and slender spines arc
Across an aching field -
A crowd of wounded warriors

I could lose myself in such a sky -
Fierce and bright and pale with longing,
Shivering on the bare fringe
      of tree-top nerve-endings.

Above a frost-tipped nest of lace,
The mute trails of smoke
Find their slow way

Saturday, December 26, 2015


When we came in from the cold
Arms like icicles in soggy snowsuits
Ready for cocoa and French toast,
Mom was prepared
To thaw us out
Head to toe.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Lips of Cake

Clever ladies
With lips of cake
Drown their thoughts
In wine and sweets,
Tossing away
Wilted night.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Rain Is My Faith

Rain is my faith,
Downpour my dogma.
I preach puddles
And meditate on mist.

Rain is my faith.
I'm the shaman of showers,
The prophet of clouds,
The theologian of thunder.

Rain is my faith.
I am blessed by the deluge,
Baptized in floods,
Penitent to rainbows.

Rain is my faith.
Doxologies drizzle in my downspouts
And sweet spring drops fall like the sacrament
On my tongue.

Rain is my faith
And, while all pilgrims doubt,
The enemy of my faith
Is drought.