Saturday, March 21, 2009


one plus one
equals two
except when
two become one
which equals
burdens halved
joys multipliedone single impression

Sunday, March 15, 2009


slipped through the keys
onto blank screen
fare thee well
out there
in cyber-where?
streaming across the globe
by just one stroke
one single impression

Thursday, March 12, 2009


mining the deep well
of melancholy
descent twined in things
that once were
once hoped for
now mourned
& untouchable
returned cup of dark water
gulped without pause
leaves aftertaste of longing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


sound travels
across dark waters
echoing fog horn
tells of melancholic
sea swell,
my mind, a rocking boat
lulled about
stars' courses
as journeys blur
from wake
to sleep.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

fork in the road

i came upon
a fork in the road
perfect companion
to my knife & spoon
beckoning a bivouac
for the night
& dinner by the fire,
time to consider
the three-pronged joy
of the way i will go
when morning light
urges me to strike the tent
& move on.
one single impression

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


be still, in silence
you are blinded
to my great peace
when you do not seek
the stillness with me;
you see a wall of worry
which my quiet gently lifts,
behind- my peace
as a still water in gentle light.
in the busy-ness
you hear the restless prattle
of evil's lies
but when you still yourself
i may place
the spittle & mud in your ears
to quiet that disonance,
then you may hear
the symphony of my creation
of joy, of calm.
let me touch you
in your quiet center
& hold you like a child
because you are my dear one
& i desire that you rest awhile.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


movement from the center
of known
torpedoes of light
leave a blinding pain
& yet tethered to this dust,
roar of interior places
beats squeeze from the heart
freefalling into self
without landing,
spaces widen
& pain eagerly fills them,
this vessel
seemingly fragile
eases to the floor:
the movement is so frightening