Tuesday, 22 May 2018


there is a van in the hood today
a black van with the words 'Blind Magic' painted on the side
maybe someone is having their window coverings cleaned
but i'd prefer to think that there are unseen forces at work
a little supernatural delivery system
wizardry on wheels

Monday, 21 May 2018


the apple tree hanging over the fence is blooming
soft pink blossom flowers
petals here and there tearing away in the wind

although no longer with us
this still feels like Nettie's tree
Nettie's tree in Nettie's yard

Sunday, 20 May 2018


beautiful music winding its way up the staircase
fingertips on metallic strings
wave upon wave upon waves

up this morning briefly around 4am with frente
the sky already beginning to lighten up

late spring but feels like summer
and if i could be anywhere
---somehow magically transported---
i would choose to be here in this moment
in this place
in this light
in this listening
right now

Saturday, 19 May 2018

just for show...

when frente was a little slip of a tabby
we joked that he had 'old man ears'
fuzzy, furry, hirsute
now at 19 he doesn't hear so well anymore
(or at least his hearing is selective)
the little appendages are more or less for show
looking dapper in his senior years
as we shower him with waves
sonic waves of kisses

Thursday, 17 May 2018


a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


shades of blue and green

there are some colours
in the reflected waters
of the mountain park lakes
that take your breath away
meanwhile the small fishes (mini minnows) swim along
indifferent to it all
all the grandeur
all the beauty
but i guess they do their breathing there
well below the surface