Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two Ruffed Grouse

                           ... two ruffed grouse lived in my meadow

                                                                                               ... all that's left ... pieces of their wings

             ... I kneel beside them

                                                    ... that's too many / too many broken things

Image by John Audubon

Monday, October 20, 2014

This Morning

                                          this morning

                                          I remembered your voice and

                                          for a while was lost

The photograph is mine.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You Call To Tell Me

                                                              ... you call to tell me 

                       ... the peach tree has split in half

                                                                                            ... deer have eaten the ripened fruit
                                             ... this distance between us

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Road to Green Lake

                                         ... the road to green lake

                ... the curve the rock

                                                                                  ... where you carved our names sadness sits

                                  ... a hard unmovable stone

Friday, October 10, 2014

Family Farm

                                                        another fall

                                                        we sleep in an upstairs bedroom

                                                        on  your family's abandoned farm

                                                        your uncle's car in the driveway

                                                        bringing chili, cornbread, and gin

Photograph by Sandra Cunningham

Thursday, October 9, 2014


                                        ... autumn

                            ... inside the deer's skull

                                             ... a bird's empty nest


Painting by Andrea Kowch

Friday, October 3, 2014

Scavenging Summer

                                                                          ... haying done
                                            ... crows in the field
                                                                                           ... scavenging summer