February 28, 2019

February 27, 2019

waiting for the sound
of her key in the lock
the click of us


February 26, 2019

February 25, 2019

ruffled feathers
sparrows chirring their complaints
into the wind


February 24, 2019

the dogwood tree
we thought might be dead
how sweet to be wrong


February 23, 2019

all that my father taught me
spiraling down and out
one long apple peel



February 22, 2019

February 21, 2019

February 20, 2019

February 19, 2019

low moon cross-hatched
with the black and bare limbs
of winter trees


February 18, 2019

the sky and the lake
saying good morning again
geese caught in the middle


February 17, 2019

a fat robin hops
to the balcony railing
our talk turns to spring


February 16, 2019

after the big win
no grandfathers left
to share the news with


February 15, 2019

unexpectedly
the wind tonight is warm
the deer lift their heads



February 14, 2019

rivulets running
as the ice and snow melt
streets full of starlight


February 13, 2019

a sudden squall
of big unruly snowflakes
the fawn’s spots gone dancing


February 12, 2019

ice then snow then ice
our travels made visible
as we break on through


February 11, 2019

half full or half gone
which story is this moon
trying to tell me?


February 10, 2019

again this morning
sunlight picks apart the stitches
knit by last night’s cold


February 09, 2019

February 08, 2019

February 07, 2019

February 06, 2019

February 05, 2019

falling asleep
we pull up one more blanket
snow in the forecast


February 04, 2019

February 03, 2019

the ice-rimmed lake
closing in on itself
dad reviews his will


February 02, 2019

February 01, 2019

birds of paradise
collecting rain from the wind
each one its own world