November 09, 2019

a still small body —
even the trees look away
from the roadside ditch


November 08, 2019

November 07, 2019

we make a deal
to tuck each other in —
night folds itself too


November 06, 2019

in your embrace
I feel my clenched heart relax —
acorns on the earth



November 05, 2019

leaves sparkling with frost —
we listen for the sweet sound
of no mosquitos


November 04, 2019

tonight’s alchemy —
a boy with a book in bed
sounding out the words


November 03, 2019

almost a half moon —
how hasty change feels to me
mired in my grief


November 02, 2019

November 01, 2019

October 31, 2019

listening for the wind
as we count our candy —
tornado warning


October 30, 2019

foggy morning —
my heart mistakes a stranger
for my first love


October 29, 2019

walking through a cloud
mist in our hair and hands —
jewels everywhere


October 28, 2019

when I could hear
but not yet see the river —
love’s beginning


October 26, 2019

after the rain —
gently moving earthworms
back into the grass


October 25, 2019

geese calling out
their thanks to the wild blue —
my pounding heart, too


October 24, 2019

in full view
now that the leaves have fallen —
nests from last spring


October 23, 2019

sunlight beginning
to overtake starlight —
leaning into love


October 22, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 20, 2019

October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019

my father taught me
that we could see the wind —
whitecaps on the river


October 17, 2019

watching our big boy
grow into his gifts —
tall grass gone to seed


October 16, 2019

fallen ginkgo leaves
shining their golden light
back up to the sky


October 15, 2019

October 14, 2019

October 13, 2019

autumn Saturday —
we toss our neighbor’s ball
back over the fence


October 12, 2019

easier to see
now that some leaves have fallen —
the almost-full moon


October 11, 2019

whether we’re watching, 
whether it’s day or night —
stars and their confident shine


October 10, 2019

poke berries
bursting with poisonous ink —
the words I won’t write


October 09, 2019

bees in the orchard
and the sweet smell of cider —
I whisper your name


October 08, 2019

bedtime stories —
turning back to the first page
one more time


October 07, 2019

October 06, 2019

sometimes I kiss her
just to feel that sudden drop
you know the one


October 05, 2019

October 04, 2019

October 03, 2019

October 02, 2019

October 01, 2019

September 30, 2019

through the window
we opened to cooler air —
a cricket’s chirp



September 29, 2019

September 28, 2019

September 27, 2019

here where the river
curves away out of sight —
I save a space for you



September 26, 2019

crisp fallen leaves
crackling underfoot —
I pull you closer


September 25, 2019

September 24, 2019

September 23, 2019

September 22, 2019

tucked in deep
past the long grass and brambles —
wild purple asters


September 21, 2019

careening back and forth
between our reading lamps —
the moth that slipped in


September 20, 2019

salty tang of sweat
as we pull the covers up —
cooler nights at last


September 19, 2019

late night piano —
our big boy sings along
on the low notes


September 18, 2019

September 17, 2019

as I turn in 
the old lilac looks tired —
coming back from mom’s 


September 16, 2019

catbird scolding —
I’ve taken the pokeberries
she thought of as hers


September 15, 2019

music under the stars —
strangers pulled together
note by note


September 14, 2019

the sky full of clouds
and the moon we know is there
believe in something


September 13, 2019

too many to count
in the garden’s dark corner
gathered fireflies


September 12, 2019

using evening rain
to scrub behind her ears —
front yard bunny



September 11, 2019

a cloudless sky
and the sound of rumbling —
fear’s long shadow

September 10, 2019

September 09, 2019

late summer moonlight —
I can see all the way back
to our first kiss