Wednesday, May 18, 2011

coat tails

the wind chases the trench coat crowd
down hurried sidewalks, through crowded hours
past corridors of stillness
maybe you caught your reflection
in their coat tails

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

a thousand maybes

a gasp of wonder
ignites the air
a crack of light
and then
a rumble of thunder
break the sky
a thousand maybes
collide on the horizon
whispers rising into cloud
an idea is born.

Friday, May 13, 2011

make believe

we make
movies in our minds, every moment
we edit the sound and picture
and convince ourselves it is real
we are hard wired for
make believe

Thursday, May 12, 2011

a balance sheet in the sky

when his pocket watch records the minutes
they end up on a balance sheet in the sky
a swirling mess of numbers
that feast on his days
like a ravenous wolf

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

simple bliss

the wind in your hair
a grin in your eyes
the sun kissing your cheek
simple bliss.

Monday, May 09, 2011


life in a bubble
out the window, birds fly backwards
and sing in jazz
soul mates speak in kisses  
and blink photographs

Friday, May 06, 2011

for estelle

stones on a beach
caught her fancy
smooth and round
in her pocket
too valuable to skip

Thursday, May 05, 2011

the happenstance lottery

ribbons of light unfold 
across the ceiling
shadows unravel in equal measure
above, the happenstance lottery plays
light and dark fortunes emerge
and disappear
we are the wild cards
what will we notice and what will we ignore?
any fate can surface
we build stories
from our brushes
with chance.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

the impossible blue

she dives into the impossible blue
a bubble escapes her gasp
inspiration fuel

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


magnolia blooms inhale our whims
inventing skyscrapers made of fragrance
and rockets headed for cloud