Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Obit Ritual

Idle curiosity
slowing down in life traffic
to rubber neck
sightseeing the posted
accounts of issues and accidents

Morbid curiosity
fine sieve filtering
each salient detail
grasping for correlations
between the moment and the future

Mortal curiosity
soleful recollections
of cherished shared memories
embracing the comforts
of our anticipated passing

Sunday, March 08, 2009

waiting patiently
first daffodils hold their blooms
until I notice

Thursday, December 25, 2008


frozen grass crumbles
beneath bare feet going to
refill the feeders

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Immediacy of Dreams: The Convergence of Being and Meaning

No single light cuts through
an image of cacophony dreams
sibilant whispers
white-noise voices
continuous word picture
illusions drift shifting
disquieting unsilence
each desperate grasping
demanding the attention
of his moment

Empty the dishwasher
put away clean
to make room for those
cluttering the counter

Seeking measured order
in the mundane ritual
of daily dutiful chores
in his moment

Hashbrowns into a hot skillet
salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil
two eggs over easy in the
well seasoned cast iron

Push clear to one end of the
kitchen table the detritus of
this weeks bills, prescription
notes, bird books and the flyer
announcing imminent school
year functions

Thirsting for the release
of physical exertion
to quench the dream desires
in his moment

Set in that clear space the
steaming breakfast plate
toast on the side

Reflecting upon the
morning haiku
dew diamond pendants
in symmetric suspension
grace last night's cobwebs

so both fed and nourished
in his moment

Monday, May 05, 2008

politicians speak

eloquent promises made

we hear rushing wind

Sunday, May 04, 2008

filled the bird feeders

and not a moment too soon

flying pigs return

Saturday, May 03, 2008

recompiled kernel

now my PC will not boot

enlightenment lost