Tuesday, 12 December 2017

the twelfth of the twelfth

warm and windy
water running off the roof
dripping eaves
five magpies tittering
a spruced up bluejay
sunset 4:14
counting down to the solstice
a bit of symmetry this tuesday

Thursday, 7 December 2017

december late afternoon

4:27 pm
the sun soon setting
the sky awash in pink
slight breeze
not officially winter
but winter
bathed in soft pastel light

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

lost in translation

the little Blue Jay was busy in the dogwood this morning
flitting from branch to branch
with lots of things to say
chirping at me
squawking at me
some messages that just needed relaying
I listened for awhile as she talked at me
before she flew away

I guess I'll never know
what was so pressing
(although I might hazard a guess in the Age of Urgency)
maybe that's a goal for the New Year:
to become fluent in Blue Jay

Sunday, 3 December 2017


a light went out the other morning
a very grey day
in the season of light
hold tight the little ones
in the days weeks months
years to come
and remember
in the days weeks months
years to come
with love

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

in a perfect world...

i'd like to think that the translucent lobster
and the 'Pepsi tattoo' lobster are cousins
that they somehow swim in the same gene pool
and one is like 'i'll take that hit for you, if you'll take that hit for me'
and then somehow across the miles and knots and furlongs they figure it out and strike
a deal

that one gets to be nearly see through while the other is branded by waves of cola

i like to think that they negotiate it amongst themselves before surfacing
banded with elastics and ushered into aquariums

i'd like to think a lot of things
some of them are true
some of them i can't think about too much or for too long
all of it swirling and swimming
swimming in my head

Monday, 27 November 2017

Monday kitchen trash inventory

  • three eggshells
  • coffee grounds coffee grounds coffee grounds
  • radish tops and greens
  • avocado pit and skins
  • tissues and more tissues
  • tea bags
  • more coffee grounds
  • leftover tortellini with puttanesca sauce
  • spelunking with rubber glove to reveal silver blue glass inlay ring from London much cherished and given with love 20 years ago
thankful that the trash isn't collected til Tuesday

Sunday, 26 November 2017

above zero

late November sighting on Terrace Road
on a sunny Saturday:
skateboard park bound dude
carrying his wheels and a shovel
when there's a will
there's a way
to carve out the way