Tuesday, 21 June 2011

21 salute

on the solstice
the orchid booming
a guy carrying his bike
the smell of fresh baking mud
loonies to strangers
soft fur/raspy tongue
birds out singing semis
airborne fuzz
pylon as rabbit
snoozy #1 rider
acupuncture prickles
uber kale invasion
delphinium whiskers
rise up
set down
sol soul

Friday, 10 June 2011

it is a day

to bathe in lilac breezes
to count robins (60 so far)
to scratch when itchy
to sit beside a crumpled beer can on the bus (Molson Canadian)
to overhear in the bank that 'there's a hockey game tonight'
to have a door held open by a long, lean man in snakeskin cowboy boots
to hose out the kitty litter box in the bright sun
to watch steam rising from the patio
to try not to scratch when itchy
it is a day
like and unlike any other
a precious assemblage of hours

Thursday, 2 June 2011


the new diction


tonight a porcupine
lumbering in
oh seven
one oh seven

quills and all
in the hood
around and down

the pots the pines
and off again

come again
lovely lumbering porcupine