Tuesday, July 30, 2013


There is the kind that stultifies,
but also the kind that soothes
through the mindful tending to a ritual.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


On occasion you will see
that splash of orange,
a daylily, present all along,
different enough from the rest
to be the creation of a new way.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

invoking the self-state
that you need
at a given moment

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

After the Rain

I can finally hear the songbirds'
distant warbling
and the trail of sound an airplane makes.

The dark skies of noon have lifted
and in its wake, rain
heavy on the dark green leaves
capturing the moment
when an eight-year-old joins the present.