Friday, August 20, 2010

i have snuffed out this candle,
again and again,
determined to live
without the light it casts.
i don't see the shadows
when it's dark.


enough stumbling,
reignites it,
long enough
to gather
then the leaning over,

brief solace.
i will let you light it now.
when you are ready
for the shadows.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer's Bounty...
(or a photo tribute to learning to garden as a townie, in smaller spaces. all the bounty and flowers are from my yard, except the berries, which were found along a nearby trail)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Nature is, above all, profligate.
Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is,
whose leaves return to the soil.
Wouldn't it be cheaper to leave them on the tree in the first place?
This deciduous business alone is a radical scheme,
the brainchild of a deranged manic-depressive with limitless capital.
Nature will try anything once."

-annie dillard

(photo: rose of sharon blossoms drifting in a pond)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

love note

surrounded by strangers
not acclimated to this air
i am right here
you're over there

ask to borrow my days
they are already lent
i've been on a spree
everything is spent

there is no change
nothing to give back
i poured it all out
from the longing....
and the lack

of air that is familiar.