Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bringing the Garbage Out

I try to greet
our cats in their dark.
They own space

like ancient street children
signalling silently as I brush past.
I wait for a muggery.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thomas Mann

Always interested in
the natural course of life
driven downward and
sliding into accident.

Hopes pull against nature
and the course of
death makes fine reading
especially when life seems to take good turns.

Enter at the base of the mountain
expecting soon to resume the luxury of living.
Days stretch into months without recovery
until the surprise of the trap.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Week after Surgery

Near you
as you glide
I chatter, yipping
and wag my small eagerness.

Won't you
find what speeds you,
runs your eyes
large and bright.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Theme from "Master and Commander"

For the war they choose
not martial music
but warbling ghosts,
things never before seen.

On the other side of the world
she stalks
deep in fog
carries death and passion:

and dance
surrounded by blood,
but never marching.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Warm Months

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


With neck eager headfirst
and face unguarded in smiles
giving myself to time

fearing absurdly
only because people fear
as if there were
safety somewhere

flowing moments
bathe in decision
wind blasts encounter over me.
I'll not return.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Event List

The conversation lurches
when something goes wrong with the brakes.
She can't stop herself
oozes habit fumes
plummets down the hill.

in her short life,
forgets her
wish for peace.

We turn away
when we see her
red open heart.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Smile and Wave

hyperbole man,
inventor of extreme things
saturating the
poorly greened summer.

Where would the VIPs
be without you
and your flash photos.
You turn the multitudes
into one handsome guy.

You are the mask
over disappointment,
construct needs,
and vanish when it rains or freezes.

What would we do
without you?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


1.Quote from the back of your birth certificate

"The economy time
transport device
given out free
as a sample with admission
does not have a
reverse gear.
When you want to accelerate
you have to fall asleep.
In the future we plan
to make the full model
available at cost."

2. Goodness and Mercy

guideth me to sleep
maketh me a bed

that taketh my breath
not nourished,

I practice the path
speeding to a blur