September 30, 2016

driving up the coast
just to feel the sweetness of
coming home again

September 29, 2016

letting the rain come
as if there were
any other way

(In memoriam: AER)

September 28, 2016

louder than
the unringing phone
my heart in my ear

(In memoriam: AER)

September 27, 2016

this green world
leaning into the sunlight
I reach for your hand

(In memoriam: AER)

September 26, 2016

feet off the pedals
hands off the handlebars
last days of summer

September 25, 2016

fresh fall perspective
grasshoppers all the way up
on the porch

September 24, 2016

their peaks
still crowned with white
mountains in the lake

September 23, 2016

first days of fall
the thermometer fights
with the calendar

September 22, 2016

September 21, 2016

our thoughts of them
just behind those swooping dives
bats at summer’s end

September 20, 2016

September 19, 2016

stepping ankle deep
in a creek that yesterday
wasn’t even there

September 18, 2016

the way our heads
turn in concert
at the sound of rain

September 17, 2016

the steady breathing
of the already asleep
late night comfort

September 16, 2016

after the concert
crickets and night breezes
tuning up

September 15, 2016

dry leaves
in the gutter
summer’s death rattle

September 14, 2016

September 13, 2016

open windows
we keep the trees up
with our talking

September 12, 2016

September 11, 2016

threat assessment
these five deer looking at me
decide to stay

September 10, 2016

early September
we settle in, humming small
songs of comfort

September 09, 2016

September 08, 2016

lost summer
only the cicada’s shell
clinging to the door

September 07, 2016

relentless pounding
roofers trying hard to stay
this side of the storm

September 06, 2016

spilled trash
crackers so stale, even
raccoons walk away

September 05, 2016

keeping company
with this young maple sapling
so much yet to come

September 04, 2016

train whistle —
even the crickets
stop to listen

September 03, 2016

fifteen years on  —
birthday cake and memories
with every meal

September 02, 2016

out of rhythm  —
days without you here
walk with a limp

September 01, 2016