November 17, 2017

we tell it again
the story of our bedroom
and that one firefly


November 16, 2017

a deer-shaped darkness
running across the road ahead
November nights


November 15, 2017

banking the embers
that will be tomorrow’s fire
he tells me a story


November 14, 2017

gone for just a month
one droplet in a sky of rain
and still we feel it


for C.R., in memoriam


November 13, 2017

again and again
my thoughts drawn back to you
paths worn by walking


November 12, 2017





half-frozen puddles
carpeted with gingko leaves
winter kisses fall

November 11, 2017

lost in the fog
grandpa’s hesitation
as he makes the turn


November 10, 2017

river valley fog
we begin to doubt
that day will break through


November 09, 2017

feeling the flow
rapids of our own devising
as we dam the creek


November 08, 2017

pouring water
from one cup to another
our long conversation


November 07, 2017

layer-proof cold
the weight of your loss
pushing out a sigh

for C.R., in memoriam


November 06, 2017

November morning
stepping into the quiet,
my breath made visible


November 05, 2017

barn swallows
and their swooping dives
when you say my name


November 04, 2017

we put your stories
in motion, in flight, in air
memorial service


for C.R., in memoriam


November 03, 2017

what about those times
when we know what we needed
too late, oh too late


for C.R., in memoriam


November 02, 2017

under the weight
of an unbroken wave
this day without tears

for C.R., in memoriam


November 01, 2017

woodsmoke in the air
our hands, reaching out
across the gap