June 30, 2018

last night of Pride month —
we stand under the street light
slowly kissing


June 29, 2018

swerving to avoid
the dead bird in the road —
turn the radio off, too


June 28, 2018

boys in the basement —
their happy laughter
bounding up the stairs


June 27, 2018

perfect timing —
a salted breeze announces
the long journey’s end


June 26, 2018

on this day we made
our rainbow flags into capes
and rode bikes to town


June 25, 2018

a bright flash of red
as the cardinal checks in
with his mate


June 24, 2018

roadside edge blur
resolving into a turtle’s 
intricate shell


June 23, 2018

don’t scold me, robin —
I have lost my way and am

feeling my way home


June 22, 2018

cooler nights —
we remember open windows
from our childhoods


June 21, 2018

June 20, 2018

drops so far apart
we question if they’re even rain —
closer, come closer


June 19, 2018

so many fireflies!
we stretch out our hands,
the stars within reach


June 18, 2018

a sudden chill
as the thunder rumbles in —
he calls the hospice


June 17, 2018

all the things we’ll do
to get the baby to smile —
summer sun


June 16, 2018

June 15, 2018

slowing my step
clamoring for their next meal
a nestful of beaks


June 14, 2018

June 13, 2018

strawberry season —
the juice of last year’s fruit
staining our baskets


June 12, 2018

unmistakeable
the look we give each other —
coming out again


June 11, 2018

the clearest night yet —
our dog sighs and circles
ignoring the stars


June 10, 2018

puddle-bathing wren
happy for all these choices —
I try to see it her way


June 09, 2018

deer at dusk
working their way through clover —
my father’s calendar


June 08, 2018

remembering
his “special rock” collection —
graduation eve


June 07, 2018

honeysuckle days —
clouds, then finally sun again
our long-entwined lives


June 06, 2018

the deer and I
trading start for startle — 
two hearts drumming


June 05, 2018

eyes remembering
what summer feels like —
a goldfinch! a firefly!


June 04, 2018

at last, the air changed,
became companionable —
the earth took a breath


June 03, 2018

hearing rain approach
as it beats down the peonies —
I call my father


June 02, 2018

not ready for flight —
a just-hatched bird reduced to
ants on the sidewalk


June 01, 2018

nesting geese
standing their ground although
I ask them to share