Sunday, May 23, 2010

UP Camp

Rag rugs
scatter on wooden floor

A fly got in

Arctic water
waves on skin
reddened feet
only dipped for seconds

Sand everywhere
watermelon rinds
tossed in weeds

Several dozen
orange pop
bottled in glass
in the IGA paper bag

hot dogs on sticks
picked from the tree

Amber evening
fire blazing
sparks shoot skyward

Glowing skin
out too long
sweatshirt hood

Sleep well tonight
on a bed from 1940
when has this blanket been washed?
Too tired to care.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stormy Weather

Thunder cracks
craggle skin

Puffed eyes
sighs begin

balls of tissue
tumbleweed landscape

turmoil trouble
don't we all go through

scary moments
blackened skies
pressure builds

Sun comes again

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


something ends
another begins

Where is the fanfare
movie music
timed tear

Look back
switch off light
close door

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tuesday night

Shimmery moonlit glow
leafy shadows dance on the wall
soft whispers of nightlight

Little one tucked in
ghostly breeze taps shutter
like Morse code

Dog curled in corner
father under reading lamp

Florescent stove top casting
green beams of illumination

flickering TV screen

Pop of log
flame licking tinder
red cheek from sitting to close

time for sleep

Monday, May 10, 2010

Depths of Despair

That's it
life is over
hang my head

1,895 time happened

Sun will shine
smile will form
joke breaks gloom

I guess I will live again