September 30, 2015

the flow of these years —
each new calendar page
a tiny ripple

September 29, 2015

busy at stoplights
my side view mirror spider
starts over again

September 28, 2015

September 27, 2015

September 26, 2015

this morning’s race
the only sounds I hear
my footfalls and breath

September 25, 2015

September 24, 2015

six deer before dawn
heads turning as if asking
why are YOU awake?

September 23, 2015

in lieu of words
she sends her love
across the river

September 22, 2015

fruit flies
waiting for me to come home
from the market

September 21, 2015

the egret and I
surprising each other
as the sun comes up

September 20, 2015

pulling hard
just to feel the glide
that tells you you’re home

September 19, 2015

southbound train —
one by one, we riders choose
the river side

September 18, 2015

fast asleep
in the hammock of the day

last slice of summer

September 17, 2015

end of the season
sharp and jagged edges

where the corn once stood

September 16, 2015

September 15, 2015

wildfire season —
listening for the sound
of rain

September 14, 2015

old trees
what kind of ancestor
will I become?

September 13, 2015

geese on the lake
honking at us to get back
in our lane

September 12, 2015

open windows
followed by a flurry
of ragweed sneezes

September 11, 2015

a bowl full of dough
and an oven
that won’t light

September 10, 2015

red at the tip
locust leaves in September
just warming up

September 09, 2015

September 08, 2015

the way
when she speaks of grief
my throat tightens

September 07, 2015

back and forth
on the road to our parents
the moon looks on

September 06, 2015

crisp September sky
its blue indescribable
still, we try

September 05, 2015

late night rabbit
just a tail in the moonlight
moving away

September 04, 2015

light housekeeping
we invite last night’s moth
back outside

September 03, 2015

just like that
he changes places
taller than Tama

September 02, 2015

fledglings still
hopping along behind

September 01, 2015

nursing home baseball
one bad call
after another