Thursday, October 23, 2014

Where to start?

America is a big house
A big dusty house 
Garbage overflowing in all the cans
The sink full of dishes
Spider webs in the corners
Streaks on the wonderful s
Clothing lying about
And you 
And me
Standing in the middle
Wondering where we should start
Pretending the roof isn't leaking and the foundation isn't cracked

all are welcomed me ... but Ebola scares me

it is cold out so
drink of his blood and pass the
cup but not to him

there's stupid and then there's ...

a broken sandal
a sore ankle makes less sense
in two feet of snow

what is in a month

roofs littered with leaves
on February thirty
first is scarier


Monday, October 20, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

life is short

life  is nothing but
autumnal haiku, false hope
... fancy packaging


anything is possible

you'll never sleep well
If you think leaves might just
jump bAckup on trees

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Private Parts

Apple core hidden in a napkin
Banana peel obscured behind my laptop computer
And a good thing too
If someone has just tapped into my laptop's built in camera to spy on me
They won't have any idea what I eat
When I'm using my computer
Naked

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

autumn, pooh, and you

when a leaf falls here
does one also fall 
in the hundred acre wood

wet color

the color of leaves 
through scattered beads of water
doesn't change at all

Monday, October 13, 2014

Never Letting Go

At age forty one
Nothing anymore is like standing in the back of a pickup truck
Hands in the air
As it passes out of a tunnel and onto a bridge
At night
The air clear
And punctured with a song that moves you
The very first time you hear it
And
Unfortunately
Outside of a movie script
The same is usually true of
Fifteen
Seventeen
Twenty one and
Thirty nine


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Addicted

He never did heroine
Or dated one 
But
He told me he didn't need to
Because
At fifteen years old
Watching a movie with friends
She grabbed his hand underneath the pillow
Where no one could see
And held it