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


September 08, 2019

so much happier
after last night’s watering —
rudbeckia in sun


September 07, 2019

lighter now
after a summer’s worth of sun —
our favorite fox


September 06, 2019

first fall practice —
geese in a low “v”
inches above the lake


September 05, 2019

my father’s advice —
I watch the waves and the leaves
and the wind shows herself


September 04, 2019

falling acorns —
the front yard bunny and I 
jump at the same time


September 03, 2019

birthday dinner —
still seeing his baby face
now with grownup eyes


September 02, 2019

Labor Day potluck —
someone asks about dessert
and I look at you


September 01, 2019

August 31, 2019

late summer moonlight
and the feeling that a fox
was here a minute ago


August 30, 2019

we rip out the ivy
but it always finds a way —
last days of summer


August 29, 2019

I look to the sky
to avoid truly seeing
huddled death at my feet


August 28, 2019

rain starting softly —
every friend I think of
it’s too late to call


August 27, 2019

open the windows —
the trees are gently laden
with sleeping birds


August 26, 2019

owner's manual 
my father's marginalia
the last of his voice

(ht: TF)

August 25, 2019

late summer flowers
with their silent refrain —
it’s never too late



August 24, 2019

August 23, 2019

August 22, 2019

I see you seeing me
and lose count of my laps
flip turns at the pool



August 21, 2019

last days of summer —
we cut the old lilac
all the way back


August 20, 2019

August 19, 2019

August 18, 2019

August 17, 2019

not knowing how
to tell weeds from flowers —
we let it all grow


August 16, 2019

learning to whistle —
the sound of an old rulebook
run through a shredder


August 15, 2019

passing each other
where the road narrows —
only our eyes meet


August 14, 2019

light from a full moon —
reflecting on a day spent 
sneaking peeks at you


August 13, 2019

August 12, 2019

the geese mothers
count their goslings again —
misty morning lake



August 11, 2019

faintest of stars —
from the corner of my eye
I think I catch you




wisteria tendrils
curling back on themselves —
mother’s quiet home


August 09, 2019

late summer sun —
the scent of our boy’s cologne
even after he’s left


August 08, 2019

still dripping —
the long curves of flower stalks
bowed by the rain


August 07, 2019

shelter in place —
birds huddled together
amidst flood warnings


August 06, 2019

leave the dead branches
because the birds like them —
make room for me. too


August 05, 2019

summer vacation —
the birds start their songs
a little early


August 04, 2019

vacation photos —
for just a moment I see
my smile in our boy’s


August 03, 2019

heat lightning —
the crickets work to get
their songs synched up


August 02, 2019

a lone buck at dawn —
staring at me until I
am the one out of place


August 01, 2019

in partnership —
wisteria and rooftop rain
growing up, flowing down


July 31, 2019

front yard bunny
flicking her ears just so
as the rain begins


July 30, 2019

sparrows springing
from one low branch to the next —
chasing summer shade


July 29, 2019

July 28, 2019

morning evidence
of the storm we slept through —
flowers standing up


July 27, 2019

unwinding vines
to feel the branches spring free —
something in me lets go


July 26, 2019

after the sunset photo
a panicked sprint away from
the mosquito cloud


July 25, 2019

July 24, 2019

just one more dive, Dad! 
trying to stay in the pool —
summer soundtrack


July 23, 2019

July 22, 2019

July 21, 2019

July 20, 2019

in the basement
escaping ferocious heat
we remember blizzards


July 19, 2019

July 18, 2019

July 17, 2019

feeling my heart clench
with each crack of thunder —
flowers rejoicing


July 16, 2019

reading the map wrong
but getting home anyway —
second marriage


July 15, 2019

campfire by moonlight —
the girl at the next site over
likes my stories



July 14, 2019

waxing July moon —
memories of him bright enough
to cast a shadow


July 13, 2019

summer dusk waiting
for that last little brown bird
to finish its song