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


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