August 16, 2017

the difference
between torch light
and candlelight



(HT @AlyssaHarad, who first tweeted this... I just broke it into three lines and switched the order a bit)
hospital visit
I put the rudbeckia
in a plastic cup


August 15, 2017

simply holding on
until the rain subsides
side yard swallowtail


August 14, 2017

bamboo’s slow creep
from the yard to the house
we finally notice


August 13, 2017

nobody’s free
until everybody’s free
Fannie Lou Hamer


August 12, 2017

August 11, 2017

tiptoeing through
so rest of us can sleep
twin fawns in the field


August 10, 2017

tiny green spider
even after it’s long gone
I think I feel it


August 09, 2017

our front yard bunny
just the tips of its ears
bright with morning sun



August 08, 2017

water running through
the cup I’ve made of my hands
how is it August?


August 07, 2017

all day long
flower stalks slowly bending
giving in to grief


August 06, 2017

full moon holding fast
as the wind hustles the clouds
your name on my lips


August 05, 2017

August 04, 2017

family game night
he teaches us the rules
we used to know


August 03, 2017

leaving a dead branch
in hopes that the goldfinch
will come winging back


August 02, 2017

I tell the story
discovering as I go — 
blue heron in flight

photo: George Thomas on Flickr


August 01, 2017

trying to read
over my shoulder
moths, bumping the window