Saturday, 30 July 2016

laying low

a bit overcast
a bit muggy
the ranunculus are mimsy
and the paws are twitching
as someone naps outstretched on his Hello Kitty catnip pouch
dreaming dreams of 7/16
the last Saturday in July tiptoes out on a lazy afternoon
all is peaceful here

Thursday, 28 July 2016


if I were a vaquita tonight I might think
'Thanks!' And 'whew!'
Those guys aren't so bad afterall...
And maybe there's just the chance that we'll look out
And take care of one another

if I were one of about 60 remaining vaquita
I might think...'hey!  Let's swim around....engulf the Gulf...
Count our blessings and good fortune...
Maybe things will be alright...'

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

variations on a theme

thunder claps
thunder rolls
thunder wraps
thunder ponchos, vests and capes
intermittent thunder
constant thunder
dicey, unpredictable hear ya now, see ya later thunder
'when thunder roars, go indoors' preachy thunder
someone up there is bowling and just aced a strike thunder
holy moly that was close! lightning and thunder combo thunder
just another afternoon in the summer of '16 on the 53rd parallel
thunder along with me
a crow is cawing and thunderbirds are go

Saturday, 23 July 2016

news of the world

the chickadees are flitting around
like flying miniature drunken sailors
all hepped up on birdseed
one wild riotous party
that's the kind of thing I needed to see this week
needed to see and feel
more love of small things
more love of all things

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

still tuesday

a bit breezy
shadows on spruce
trash truck barreling through the hood
shades of Brazil careening around the corner
tough start to a kitty morning:
soggy towel/stinky carrier
thanks and see you next summer!
crazy crazy news of the world
such agitatition
on such a lovely day

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Just sayin'

"This Is Just To Say" -- William Carlos Williams, 1934

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

"Letter for a time capsule to be opened in 2112" -- Warren Cariou, 2012

This is just to say
we’ve burned up all the oil
and poisoned the air
you were probably hoping to breathe.
Forgive us.
It was delicious
the way it burned
so bright and
so fast.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

blue delphinium

sweet strumming from below
surges of urgency

and the blooms are electric tonight

Friday, 8 July 2016


an anchor is a symbol of hope

i need a little anchor attached to my heart

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

counting crows

one perched on the fence
a wee fluffy baby
possible meanace in future
but for now just learning the ropes
the tropes
what it is to be
on the big blue ball

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Leporidae Day

I'm coming over
will drop on by
hop on in
planning to nestle in the geranium planter
---you know...the big one---
and then make my way
do my rounds

  • yard daisies
  • low hanging leaves
  • bishop's weed
would be great to catch up but if we don't will have to catch you later.  a lot of ground to cover in the hood of ground cover...if you know what I mean.



Monday, 4 July 2016

pica pica

in their twittering
in their chittering
the magpies
are magnificent tonight