March 31, 2019

new colts in the field
learning what legs can do
watch, Mama, watch!


March 30, 2019

March 29, 2019

March 28, 2019

March 26, 2019

March 25, 2019

a good day’s work
pulling last year’s dead stalks
from the front garden




right on time
with tiny spring-loaded hooves
the year’s first lamb


March 24, 2019

March 22, 2019

March 21, 2019

missing the words
still laughing in the right spots
Nana knows these stories


March 20, 2019

last night’s hole punch moon
replaced by a cloud-smudged glow
my father, fading


March 19, 2019

preparing my heart
to be tender and green
these tiny almost-leaves


March 18, 2019

March 17, 2019

sunshine in the lake
how I feel when you tell me
your smile was for me


March 16, 2019

the sound of rain
dripping off the roof’s edge
will frog songs be next?


March 15, 2019

showing love
in the way that they do
dogwood trees in spring


March 14, 2019

March 13, 2019

when I go home
to visit my childhood
tall, sheltering trees


March 12, 2019

March 11, 2019

March 10, 2019

rain from dawn to dark
even the deer flick their tails
in annoyance


March 09, 2019

children with sticks
crouched at the road’s edge
the call of a creek


March 08, 2019

winter sick day
making the cream of wheat
my mother would have



March 07, 2019

rabbit tracks
in the snow turned to ice
we keep falling through


March 06, 2019

dripping by the door —
everything we wore outside
as snow became rain


March 05, 2019

wet snow bending
every stalk and branch
the nest-makers reconsider


March 04, 2019

his end-of-day greeting
did we get any good mail?
my turn now to ask


March 03, 2019

March 01, 2019

we give him maps
and water and directions
we watch him drive away