Today and Every Day

We drown in our waste,

as history fragments, like

ice shelves to the sea.

(October 1, 2021)

Worry

the darkness festers

into the night, then lingers

through the waking day.

(September 12, 2021)

Bone Tired

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yet another day

with another grey sunset,

my glass is empty.

(May 13, 2021)

Clouds Drift Apart

The moon’s still there;

look up. Happiness lies near

the ground where you stand.

(April 22, 2021)

Look Up

Will another glass

Make my life a better world?

The moon is half-full.

(March 23, 2021)

Layers (122)

the cat slept all day

turned tightly into herself

a sublime wisdom


snow begins to fall

silencing the day’s hard sleet

the night grows colder


ice brightens the moon

along the bare branches’ backs

like a hot whip’s snap


by morning the snow

drapes the yard as if with light

the chimes slowly sound


a lone mockingbird chirrups

inside the house the cat waits

(February 18, 2021)

Solace in Hope

All day the rain fell

Soaking the cold winter ground

The year ends tonight

(December 31, 2020)

Toward Winter

With a late autumn

wind, a burr oak leaf flutters

gently to the ground.

(October 20, 2020)

present

today is today;

only, today’s different:

today, I am here.

(September 11, 2020)