June 30, 2019

leftover sunshine
still warming the back of my neck —
last day of June


June 29, 2019

unwinding ivy
from a half-choked spirea —
her hair after braids


unwinding ivy
from a half-choked spirea —
her hair after braids


June 28, 2019

But I just got here!
(my father’s words when the nurse
brought me out to him)


June 27, 2019

June 26, 2019

we walk barefoot
so our toes, at least, are cool —
fireflies drifting up


(for J.D.)

June 25, 2019

gone-to-seed grass
tipped with the first sun in days —
when I make her laugh


June 24, 2019

June 23, 2019

just the two of us
building chords out of echoes —
private hotel pool


June 22, 2019

solstice fawn still
where her mother said to wait —
I mow half the lawn


June 21, 2019

June three-quarter moon —
so bright we think we can see
still longer days ahead


June 20, 2019

mid June
each day a little longer  —
babies learning to smile


June 19, 2019

last days of high school —
the flowers we just planted
beaten down by rain


June 18, 2019

wading through
creeks that appeared just today —
Father’s Day


June 17, 2019

last season’s bulbs
in garden holes we dug today —
sweet like picture books


June 16, 2019

each hop
a little higher than the last —
eaglets learn to fly


June 15, 2019

seven years later
once I’d forgotten to hope —
magnolia blossoms


June 14, 2019

June 13, 2019

our boy brags
that his parents don’t fight —
we take turns smiling


June 12, 2019

piercing dawn —
the eagle consumes the world
just by looking


June 11, 2019

this year’s goslings
still fuzzy around the edges —
spring dance at the middle school


June 10, 2019

seeing the fox,
I feel my heart tick up a beat —
even in memory


June 09, 2019

windy summer day —
I hear my father saying
the backs of the leaves mean rain


June 08, 2019

someone else’s jokes
remind our boy of grandpa —
almost Father’s Day

(h/t @LittleOnion)


June 07, 2019

June 06, 2019

we spend all morning
beating back bamboo he planted —
inheritance tax


June 04, 2019

lake’s edge —
blue herons tiptoeing through
the space between clouds


June 03, 2019

young love —
trying to follow the barn swallows
as they dip and glide


June 02, 2019

June 01, 2019