Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hallow Day

Night eyes with batted lids
carelessly flick recognition
ashlike, and then away

It's not time yet
not yet, even though
chill drifts across dry leaves

The muse has gone
to the drugstore
complaining of an ache

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Null values

In the table of life
some of the values are missing
which makes it interesting

Monday, October 15, 2007

What I Thought You Said

to hear from you
what had just passed
through my thoughts
if thoughts can be
said to pass
think, uh, like...

I'd just add
that the cat
is trying very hard
to get the door open.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Jar of Hope

Permit me to rest a moment
Wheel-worn and oversocialized
seeking this site for sore eyes

How many glasses of water
can an empty life hold
shattered beyond belief

It was good, then
to find your name

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where Have All the Plowers Gone?

I was young
among plowed fields
and trapped gophers

I wonder
who's catching them

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Riders on the Swarm

Box elder bugs
don't mean harm
just need a place

they don't knock
they come right on in
any southern wall
will do

Friday, October 05, 2007

I See You (ICU)

The ache
of seeing you wounded
and lying there

helplessly dependent
surrounded by technological care

when better
is not getting worse
it's a long time