Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Healed Scar over the Brow


His eyes are
dimmed by awe
for all the time
wrapped in fantasy,
for all those years
not knowing what
a human being looks like,
and all those times
he didn't get he was in love,
for all those errors
that make him cry at night.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Shall Be For Birds

In one day
the birds
ate half the 20 pound
bag of seeds. We are
tythed. God said,
ten percent of what thou earneth
shall be for birds.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Unknown Factors in Tai Chi


When I did the
hug-a-tree today,
I could feel my
breathing in my fingers
as the air
in my body moved my blood.
.
That Norwegian professor,
when I was 25,
told me that would happen.
One body, he told me,
like a fluid-filled bag,
like a decorative icing
squeezer.
.
Several times today
I could feel time stop
and I could feel the
gap between my fingers
tremble.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Unreliable Magic: Photoshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeDwSvEF0uk&list=UU9HdEMCvQLs193IATqPvL-w

Friday, August 01, 2014

Sand in My Shoes



We walk past the
wetland wash
in the sanctuary of birds
onto the beach.

We see the osprey mother
in her nest of branches
on a gray summit
of Target Rock;

and out in the sound,
the head of a black monster
quavers back and forth
below the moving surface.