September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

September 28, 2014

September 27, 2014

darkened valley roads
winding their way downhill
to the river


September 26, 2014

September 25, 2014

our care for him
reflected back to us
sunlight off the lake


September 24, 2014

under the bridge,
trains pushing on overhead — 
huddled pigeons


September 23, 2014

September 22, 2014

two ibis chicks
clutching their shoreside perch — 
Alligator Lake


September 21, 2014

crowded plane home
full of all the questions 
I forgot to ask you



September 19, 2014

White River Bridge
I think of the Delaware
as I cross over


September 18, 2014

his car, now mine
grandfather tells me again
about oil and tires


September 17, 2014

September 16, 2014

September 15, 2014

anniversary
three years of disbelief
since you left



(For L.F. on the anniversary of her death. May her memory be a blessing.)


September 14, 2014

September 13, 2014

impromptu racket
we try again to chase
the woodpecker away


September 12, 2014

envelopes bursting
with grinning innuendo
our saved love letters


September 10, 2014

out for a walk
the space around me fills with
crickets gone quiet


September 09, 2014

autumn run
the dark catches up a bit
with each passing day


September 08, 2014

back to school
he pulls his hand
away


(No worries, friends. It's called poetic license; I'm still getting plenty of lovin'.)

September 07, 2014

we hold each other
while crickets sing their spells
let summer stay


September 05, 2014

September 04, 2014

window willow
filtering the moonlight
while my tea steeps


September 03, 2014

birthday tradition
which of his baby pictures
does he look like now?


September 02, 2014

September 01, 2014

slow lane, fast lane
what does it matter?
alone in the pool