April 30, 2014

April 29, 2014

intermittent slaps
as the sky slow-deals a storm
one drop at a time


April 28, 2014

last winter’s snow
racing down the mountain
unstoppable grief


April 27, 2014

April 26, 2014

spring’s first bumblebee
the double shock of it
how large, and how slow!


April 25, 2014

down to the dregs
the swirl of moving again
her shore house condemned


April 24, 2014

untouched, unmoved
tall grass just before the wind
desire


April 23, 2014

even in my dream,
overflowing with sunlight
pear blossoms


April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014

April 20, 2014

standing at the door
I tell you again I’m leaving
somewhere a crow laughs


April 19, 2014

April 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

the scent of fresh grass
I close my eyes and pull it
deeper into me


April 16, 2014

April 15, 2014

no blossoms yet
I promise the pear trees
I’ll check back tomorrow


April 14, 2014

blood moon eclipse
we’ll know it happened because
someone will tell us


April 13, 2014

April 12, 2014

April 11, 2014

homesick across years
for my mother’s flowers
portulaca


April 10, 2014

reconnaissance
we talk about the ants
while they compare notes


April 09, 2014

April 08, 2014

I call my old friend
to compare our memories —
dim light at the window




April 07, 2014

spring in the new house
feeling welcomed by flowers
as they surprise us


April 06, 2014

walking in the sun
our two boys pause to read
the dates on headstones


April 05, 2014

the ache in my back
after days of leaning down
the year he was two


April 04, 2014

Go Thou Forth and Buy This Album

Joan Osborne is a consummate artist.

Her new album, Love & Hate, is due for release on April 8th, 
and is available in audio pre-release over on Pandora through the 7th. 

We snagged an early release copy at her live show tonight.

Go pre-order it
Better yet, go see her on tour 
and buy it directly from her.

For serious.

If I know you and you don't love it,
I'll refund every penny.


dawn in the treetops
as I scrape the ice
from my windshield



April 03, 2014

new love
and how she keeps coming up —
the click of trick dice


April 02, 2014

April 01, 2014

one storm too many
brown where the green should be
the bamboo lets go