November 30, 2016

junk drawer
just beyond the window
a magpie’s tilted head


November 29, 2016

this all-night rain
switching it up between
lullaby and alarm


November 28, 2016

woolly caterpillar
so much slower to uncurl
the second time


November 27, 2016

since motherhood
all she can see in winter
are heads needing hats




November 26, 2016

November 25, 2016

we are together
how long we have waited
for each of these nights


November 24, 2016

front yard maple
just big enough this year
to hold up some lights


November 23, 2016

November 22, 2016

day’s end
only the clock’s ticking
to keep me company


November 21, 2016

saving the soup
the work of not stirring up
the burned bits




November 20, 2016

sub-freezing cold
no matter how we stand
the water finds us


(Thinking about the water protectors at Standing Rock)

November 19, 2016

late night sleet
tapping against our windows
we add a blanket


November 18, 2016

planting crocus bulbs
this rich, dark earth smelling
just like a promise

(for MKR)

November 17, 2016

unrequited
the sound of the moth’s
beating wings

(for JW)


November 16, 2016

November 15, 2016

November 14, 2016

is there a breath
deep enough to move this weight
from my chest?


November 13, 2016

mid-November
building time for ice-scraping
into my mornings


November 12, 2016

woodsmoke
the smell of it weaving
through the trees’ dark limbs


November 11, 2016

getting used to ache
although I never meant to
still just three days in



November 10, 2016

just a hint of frost
wisteria vine slowly
stretching towards death


November 09, 2016

approaching flight speed
just ahead of the boat
a family of geese




November 08, 2016

November 07, 2016

November 06, 2016

painting the ceiling
I try to warn the moths
to stay away


November 05, 2016

November 04, 2016

so small in the world
to cast this large a shadow
red fox at dusk


November 03, 2016

freeing the hornbeam
tendrils of vine tight like
brand new baby fists


November 02, 2016

Día de los Muertos
I teach our boy how to draw
X’s for eyes



November 01, 2016