Saturday, January 31, 2015

Back Seat

                                     backseat ...
                                     my white eyelet sundress

                                     and a ponytail

Thursday, January 29, 2015

So Many Towns

                                    so many towns

                                    lives I could live in

                                    there's a little house

                                    on a backstreet in Bisbee Arizona

                                    porch covered in wisteria

                                    maybe next time

Watercolor by Rachel McNaughton

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ghosts In the Plum Trees

                        ... then everything happened at once

                                                                ... ghosts in the plum trees / dead leaves on the steps

                                     ... his name on the owl's tongue

                                                                                ...... the long drive home

Photograph by Anthony Dunn

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rainbow Valley

                                    A dead brother's leather jacket

                                    Stolen from its hook

                                    Zeke's Bar in Colorado

                                    That tree in Rainbow Valley

                                    The thing we can't let go

Monday, January 19, 2015

Discovering the Dipper

               ... from the corner of our farmhouse

                                                                        ... my father navigates as I discover the Big Dipper

                                    ... nothing has been the same since

Photograph by Cale Best

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Mitten Box

                       ... from behind the wood cookstove / in the comfort of the mitten box ... I watch

     ... the deer lying dead on the kitchen floor

                                                                                               ..... the rest of the winter to go

Painting, "Night Flight, by Terry Redlin

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mapping Dreams

                     ... in the fading light of the farmhouse

                                                                                                ... I map my dreams in an old atlas
                                  ... leave my mark searching for home

                                                                                                               ... margins stained by fingertips

My reading of this poem on public radio KAXE:

Photo courtesy of Curious Expeditions

Monday, January 12, 2015

Grey On Grey

                                   grey on grey


                                   softly falling

Painting, "Grey Garden," by Adriane Strampp

Monday, January 5, 2015


                                 ... running across the granary roof to a hard landing

                                                                                               ... he never got the hang of flying
                                            ... his angry feet forever weighing him down

Painting by Winslow Homer

Saturday, January 3, 2015

In Auvers

                                   ... in Auvers / beneath grey stone

            ... Vincent's bones

                                                                   ... I wonder if he still struggles

                                                                                                                       ... with green ... and yellow