Washing dishes is like
Waiting for roses to bloom.
Roses blooming never wait
For washed dishes.... more »
Just think of all the
Created in the space
Of one computer booting up.... more »
Do you want a rhyme with that,
Or just a bit of rhythm?
Ye, we have meter,
It's not quite fresh,... more »
Dying is like candy
Displayed on a grocer's shelf
Bright neon colors and
Odd, fascinating favors.... more »
Cleverness is knowing
When to say Hello
And when to run away
From the fear that hides... more »
He lingers near the edge with spotted paws;
Near the ceiling, standing tall,
He surveys the land beneath, ruler over all.... more »
Six minutes until the turn of the clock.
Five minutes until I must get up.
Four minutes to muse and delight myself.
Three minutes to ponder the nature of self-... more »
You Come Too
I'm going to write a poem now, a little thing-
Not much to it. A line, a verse, a meter... more »
I watch as a slim
Young man, dressed in
Tweeds and patches on the
Elbows, squats down with a handful of... more »
That a child mixed a broken breed
Purposely denied her own fault
In it. I did not cry wolf out to My
Lagging defenders, nor know that... more »
Who knows what's is in
A poet's heart-it could be
Rainbows and candy apples
Ferris wheels or Topsy Turvys... more »
I don't have much
That I can claim-
Just an old brush
With half the bristles gone,... more »
My mother keeps a poem
That I wrote when I was
More than a child, but
Not yet a Woman.... more »
I never had a mother
Who read “Hello Moon”
Fifty-seven times before
Tossing it behind the refrigerator... more »
Emily, your words breathe fire.
From simple words to grand designs-
Heaven drops, sweet nectar.
I propose a promise... more »
You delight the nose with evocative
Promise of stringy cheese, pepperoni
And tomato sauce warm. Each piece
Contested over, grabbed, hungered over
Until sated, the hungry hordes retreat
To sofas soft and stretch out feet first.
Til' Breakfast time, tomorrow.
Tall trees still.
A minute before it rains,
A humming bird at a
Red tinged feeder.
Black cat shaking
Excess water off.
Graceful steps flowing,
Untrained dancer of fur.