Monday, December 17, 2007

morning concert

Chirps, tinks, gratings
din of the egg-escaped
little faces that come to a point

their aliveness, my joy, taken together
“domesticating” an animal must have been actually pretty simple. You took their child and raised it as your own, as though you had its best interests at heart...
I don’t read novels any more
the stories always end
what the words have decided

Saturday, December 1, 2007

reason for writing #259

writing for my twin
who sits beside me in the other seat

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

yellow maples

yellow maples
the sun on yellow maples
yellow ceilings, yellow walls
mossy trunks leaning green
yellow and green
yellow leaves under the maples

stopping the car to look
into their yellow room

Sunday, November 25, 2007


out walking past the bus stop
I could have said "good morning"
but I left everyone
continuing to frown

at the train window

another one of the thousands of days
same miracle of the light
usually behind house walls

with just a table between us
we watch the hills turn black,
the sun on the contrails die out,

"the moon can still see the sun" he said

how did I get so lucky
as to deserve you, my husband

Friday, November 23, 2007

coming through, blowing

a few squeaks, occasional lurches, steady rattle
smoke from the diesel engines wafting past the windows
slicing across fields, roads
startling the cows
rousing from the telephone wires
a bouncing ball of birds

Thursday, November 22, 2007

in the observation car

the earth is stacked precariously here
the brown walls lean out
and the rocks have not finished falling
the sun shines on the towers standing all around the tracks
and we, so many pairs of eyes, look and look
we let our cameras get a good look too–we want to take
some of that astonishment home
The cat sits on the poem
I had meant to be insubstantial