September 30, 2018

September 29, 2018

moonlight so bright
it throws shadows in the dark —
so clear now, his flaws



September 28, 2018

September 27, 2018

his first physics test
with no grandfather to share
hard-won answers with


September 26, 2018

another season
another battle with ants —
first frost nowhere in sight


September 25, 2018

road-edge rivers
too wide today for jumping —
we take the long way


September 24, 2018

how like your kisses,
those first few drops of rain!
we hurry our steps


September 23, 2018

raccoon-tossed trash,
our garden in disarray —
let’s look at the moon!


September 22, 2018

he takes home a shirt
from his grandfather's closet —
leaves starting to fall



September 21, 2018

stumbling forward
eyes on the uneven ground
foraging for light


September 20, 2018

approaching full moon —
this world brimming with things
he would have liked


September 19, 2018

September 18, 2018

your breath and mine
the only sounds as we try
to wake only each other


September 17, 2018

September 16, 2018

September 15, 2018

September 14, 2018

caught by my headlights —
the flash of a frog’s legs
jumping to safety


September 13, 2018

mid-September —
all of summer dwindling to
just one firefly


September 12, 2018

we walk through the dark
past windows leaking light —
two shadows, touching


September 11, 2018

grateful surrender —
I let my eyes follow you
not caring who sees


September 10, 2018

subtle changes —
the fawns farther away now
their spots fading


September 09, 2018

steady gentle rain —
memories spilling over
the top of the cup


steady gentle rain —
memories spilling over
the top of the cup


September 08, 2018

trading stories —
our words the criss-crossed twigs
that keep the dark at bay


September 07, 2018

duck-under pushes
that felt like swing rocket boosts —
remembering Dad


September 06, 2018

trellis-climbing vines —
our bodies will know the way
without instruction


September 05, 2018

our front yard bunny
shows up in the neighbor’s yard —
thinning autumn grass


September 04, 2018

trees we planted
casting shade on the roof now —
he would have approved


September 03, 2018

September 02, 2018

first days of autumn —
deep in the flower
just the bee’s tail


September 01, 2018

first morning alone —
straining to see the stars
she knows are still there