October 21, 2017

morning light
those first few seconds
of forgetting

for C.R., in memoriam

October 20, 2017

quick brush of her lips
against the back of my neck
waxing crescent moon

October 19, 2017

gaps amongst the leaves
I carry my blanket
around with me

October 18, 2017

fleeting hawk shadow
our back yard garden
has never been this still

October 17, 2017

even your outline
calls me back to myself
trees against the night sky

October 16, 2017

out of shape
no matter how fast I am
this fruit fly is faster

mist turning to rain
the feeling of her absence

for C.R., in memoriam

October 14, 2017

the wind falls away
when was the last time
I heard her voice?

for C.R., in memoriam

October 13, 2017

October 12, 2017

walnuts all balled up
as if to invite my kick
the moon keeps rolling

October 11, 2017

October 10, 2017

caught watching the creek
as the leaves snag and spin
early October

October 09, 2017

re-weaving patterns
noticing things as you would
all these years later

October 08, 2017

October 07, 2017

after the hurricane
sparrows too tired to fly
all we can do is look

October 06, 2017

the last train whistle
anyone who isn’t home
can’t get there now

October 05, 2017

forgetting the names
of the flowers you planted
no one to ask, now

October 04, 2017

this not-quite-full moon
plenty of light to see
the faces we miss

October 03, 2017

maybe this firefly
was the last one of the year
practicing good-bye

October 02, 2017

deer in the moonlight
younger ones lagging behind
we know the feeling

October 01, 2017

our silence
full of something going on  
starlight between trees