Thursday, July 30, 2015

Amber Beads

                                ... amber beads in a glass vase / a necklace from my mother's childhood 

                   ... sits on my windowsill  / holding the light                                                                       

Photograph by Gilen Linn

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Fawn

                ... a new fawn on the side of the road ... gone only a few hours

                            ... my son gently carries him into the woods ... my heart aching with summer

Photograph by Adelphi

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A New Blue Notebook

                    ... my morning sky / a new blue notebook


Photograph by ForestWander

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Weight

                                               ... sitting on the tailgate of your old pickup

                            ... wanting to want what's before me                                        

                                                                           ... paralyzed by the unbearable weight


Underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

Monday, July 20, 2015


                                              ... somewhere near Copper Falls we let resentment go

                       ... slept under the stars

                                                           ... driftwood // anchored among the rocks


Photograph by Mike Reyfman

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cherry Tomatoes

                    ... some poems live in us for decades before their time arrives

                                          ... cherry tomatoes popping in our mouths the last day of summer


Photograph by Laura Berman,

Monday, July 13, 2015

The First Time I Saw You

                                ... your chambray shirt among the stacks / our favorite book between us

                   ... you remembered the first line /
 I, the last ... "Aaron entered into agony."


Photograph by Jeff Stanford

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rain On My Windshield

                                             ... rain on my windshield

                            ... Bee Gees on the radio

                                                                 ... so much to forget


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Indigo Bunting

                                            ... on river road an indigo bunting

                         ... I hold him in my palm / caress his broken wing

                                                          ... across town another friend passes from this world


Photograph by Chris O' Leary

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Last Time I Saw You

                                ... the last time I saw you

                                                                         ... I was in the elevator watching the doors close

           ... mouthing goodbye

                                            ... like we'd both lost our hearing


Photograph by Mel Lindstrom