Tag: relationships

January

Shower the world with crackling leaves, Dead and limp before but now firm From frozen dew, this ground your signal To the creatures you watch in the night. Shower the broken places with jangles Of icy prairie grass and let the spring thaw Spark…

After October Rain

You lie on the naked bed, the sheets Finishing the spin cycle, the trailer walls Shuddering slightly with the motion. One cat is at your feet, the others Line the rooms like Egyptian statues On guard for a dropped piece of cheese.

What Remains

The ravine is littered with fallen branches From elm trees refusing to become corpses, With the crumpled bark of sycamore And the decaying cedar that crackles Like popcorn when you put it into the fire. Beat your chest, lover, and summon the gods Who…

13 Welcome Back Things

Since we met over a year ago, Ken has sent me lists. He says he is not a poet, but I tend to disagree. Here is the list he sent when I returned from a long weekend in San Diego. Red Dirt Redbone Hounds…

Enter Reaching

Red. Yellow. Green. Hint of blush and falling leaf, Necessary as bread, sweetness of life lived Out of time and in the stolen, hidden moments We forget even as we breathe them in. Red. Yellow. Green. You see them from a distance In the…

Nuisance

for Ken The burn pile is full of branches You wrested from a neglected arbor. They will light the November sky When we find the perfect chilly night.