Wednesday, 23 November 2016


and then there are unexpected bright spots
like when a christmas cactus blooms
for the first time in years and years

shining on the inside

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


the days lately feel a little dark
like some ominous cloud has rolled over us
and just hangs there:
but a month from now the days get longer
bit by bit
more light each day
so let's hold onto that tether
and make our way ahead
sleeping through long nights
rising up
to slivers of sun

Thursday, 17 November 2016


we'll wake up in a little while
shake off the cobwebs of sleep
and realize it was all just a very bad dream


Monday, 14 November 2016

the way the wind blows

the chimes are chiming
serenading the magpies
lulling the squirrels
and the edges are softer
as we all await
tonight's superlune

a little more light
in the dark days

Sunday, 13 November 2016


dig down
a little deeper
a liitle deeper
and you will find them
maybe a little drowsy
but there you'll find them
the sparks inside

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

one sleep...

soon we'll know
which way this wind
is gonna blow
i would hold my breath
but i need it
for breathing

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

the visitor

there is something a little bit magical
about a blue jay landing on the windowsill
peering in
winged greetings
a fleeting visit
before flying away