October 31, 2015

October 30, 2015

October 29, 2015

heading to bed
I think of the skunks
starting their day

October 28, 2015

rain after drought 
gratitude even
for the sound

October 27, 2015

in or out?
a spider waits by the door,
not telling

October 26, 2015

October 25, 2015

we walk the towpath
our long years of friendship
floating after us

October 24, 2015

geese with their feet first,
wings backing wildly
splashdown on the pond

October 23, 2015

the waxing moon waits
while we sing one last song
after another

October 22, 2015

the unbroken bones of trees
as leaves fall away

October 21, 2015

last night’s spider
still casting a shadow
this early morning

October 20, 2015

bike ride home
smiling until I hit
the first bug

October 19, 2015

October 18, 2015

cold snap
my breath comes back
where I can see it

October 17, 2015

October 16, 2015

Doppler variation
his voice dipping lower
as the train pulls in

October 15, 2015

whittled down
to just barely here
mid-October moon

October 14, 2015

cleaning the lint trap
I think of little blankets
and mice

October 13, 2015

October 12, 2015

shower steam so thick
we wonder where
our boy has got to

October 11, 2015

October 10, 2015

grass growing
brown after weeks of drought
I call my mother

October 09, 2015

starlings at dusk
seeking each other out
in the treetops

October 08, 2015

October 07, 2015

October 06, 2015

October 05, 2015

autumn morning
one tiny leaf falls all the way
into my blouse

October 04, 2015

early October
remembering the weight

of blankets

October 03, 2015

swaying at the edge
of the canyon overlook
homeless man

October 02, 2015

nights of new faces —
we smile and explain again
yes, we’re a couple

October 01, 2015

we stand still for a moment,
drinking in our life