Sunday, December 18, 2005

snow I took an afternoon nap with the baby. I love the sound of his little tiny breath, and the scent of his hair. Snow was wafting down outside the window in downy feathers and he and I, with heavy eyes, drifted off to sleep.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Newly Fallen

I found the leaves
neatly pressed in pairs and threes
between the pages of
the dic tion ar y
as I looked up
I imagined you there
in your soul soaked old man coat
(the one I mended with silver thread)
conducting a
silent gathering
of the newly fallen
as you flowed through
the arms of forest--
contemplating which
of thousands
to send
to me
to win back my heart
which was
never really lost.
I found the leaves today...


Christian came home Friday with a suprize for me. "I know how much you love leaves mom." he said, as he reached deep into his coat pocket and produced a bulging handful of brightly colored leaves...

Thursday, October 27, 2005

page 35

pale wrists of God
salt the earth in slow motion
accumulating in a
steady gathering of
and still
the day seeps sleepily
from under the hem
of my tattered white robe,
oozing thick and
no matter how frantic
my hands.
And looking up from my chore
I can see no further
than the sloppy street corner
beyond the pane that divides
cold from warm.
Still I brighten
and dry my hands
knowing you are turning
toward home.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


As Queen Anne’s finest rolls down its sleeves,
And the dusk falls thick on the heels of the eve,
Silhouettes of bare branches finger the sky,
And Winter smoothes her white sheets with a sigh
Of warm remembrance –
Fall you and Spring I.