June 19, 2017

puddles full
of the day’s last light
my father calls me


June 18, 2017

oh, mourning dove
stay for just a moment more
sing your low song


June 17, 2017

still hidden
by the near-to-finished rain — 
a cardinal, singing


June 16, 2017

unwinding ivy
from around the azalea — 
remember to breathe


June 15, 2017

hurling the last word
I catch a glimpse of myself
in the mirror



June 14, 2017

June 13, 2017

looking for you
I find instead a summer moon
as you might see it



June 12, 2017

when I see one finch
I know to look for another —
separation


June 11, 2017

I move an earthworm
from the sidewalk to the grass
summertime rescue


June 10, 2017

late-night walk in June
we take turns exclaiming
over the fireflies


June 09, 2017

we have to look twice
to believe they go together
tiny bird, huge song


June 08, 2017

moonlight and starlight
my hand under the faucet
testing the water


June 07, 2017

little fledgling jay
down here on Earth with me
pining for sky





June 06, 2017

June 05, 2017

a mother somewhere
reminding the moon it’s late
to still be up


June 04, 2017

fallen petals
strewn like a celebration
no need for clean up


June 03, 2017

standing on the bridge
balanced between fireworks
and their reflection


June 02, 2017

something in bloom
slows our steps with its scent
a half-moon hovers