June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015

nobody can see
these little hairs on my chin
but oh, I feel them!


June 28, 2015

bees bumping their way
through the stalks of lavender
our summer Sunday


June 27, 2015

birds waiting in trees
as the rain mutes their singing —
my unshed tears


June 26, 2015

sore smile muscles,
belief starting to take hold
when your dream comes true


June 25, 2015

the thud as it falls
a half-read book forgotten
in the bed again


We interrupt these haiku...

A warm thank you to my friend Barbara (@bffox on Twitter), who managed to snag a few seconds of my song leading at yesterday's march & prayer vigil in solidarity with the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.


video

My instinct in times of struggle is to be in community; this gathering of 400 or so people in my hometown was very much a healing one for me.

The song I'm leading is Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Ella's Song," which takes as its inspiration the words of civil rights activist Ella Baker.

June 24, 2015

front yard bunny
scooting right under the fence
soon you’ll be too big



June 23, 2015

approaching thunder
we try to hear the words
in the grownups’ fight


June 22, 2015

June 21, 2015

the curve of the road
and me over here longing
to keep you in sight


June 20, 2015

June 19, 2015

you sleep right through it
I try to take in the sunset
for both of us


June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015

we move slowly
testing the edge of too close
front yard bunny


June 16, 2015

June 15, 2015

June 14, 2015

I remind myself
about those weeks of training
and keep running


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June 13, 2015

this morning
the smallness of the finches
is what captured me


June 12, 2015

can I make one breath
last ‘til I reach the deep end? —
he challenges me


June 10, 2015

seeming at once
rock steady and precarious
a crane on one leg

(Inspired by EFK)

June 09, 2015

Oma’s recipe
the cake was always ready
before we arrived


June 08, 2015

this tiny new fawn
still so wobbly and yet
trying to bound

(Inspired by RPK)

June 07, 2015

we tie the driftwood
together into a raft
leaving drifting behind

(For TLF, my partner in raft-building.)

June 06, 2015

playing at playing
the outfielders wander off
late in the game

(Inspired by M & R)


June 05, 2015

the nurse takes his pulse
while I remember when
his heart beat within me


June 04, 2015

sun-soaked days
we feel the urge to travel,
unfold all our maps


June 03, 2015

during the storm
rainwater like a mill race
looking for a mill


June 02, 2015

fixin' to grow up
as fast as the rain came down
from-nowhere mushrooms


June 01, 2015