April 16, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice . . . June 21, 2017 

Way up north, you could drink from the lake
dip your tin cup from the gliding canoe.

. . .from my poem "Signals of Summer"  Cider Press Review, 2013 

Some Lines from My Poems  . . .

No two alike: scraps from old nightgowns, 
strips of rags, frayed baby blankets, outdated ties.

Wadded to begin with, then wound like yarn
until there is no more. 
Utterly useless, she explains, but the children love them. . . .
"Rummage Box" Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine, volume 3, issue 1, 2017


Gnats cling to flimsy screens from the outside,
pricks of light in the moon museum's fake infinity room.

"Barrier Breaths" U City Review 2016

On a fir tree, low hanging, a pale bluish berry.
Hoping for a scent of juniper,
I scratched its fogged surface: nothing.

"Waiting for Juniper" Blue Fifth Review 2016

Every little instance holds a tidbit to pass on.
When driving on a winding road,
always point straight toward the curves.

"Morgan" New Verse News

No need to be really chewed.
Imagination does the deed.

"All Versions Are Subversions" Blue Five Notebook 2015

Swimmers unite! Make way without maps.
Floor plans of unity create a shifty security

"Without Ropes" UCity Review 2016

At first a pluckable fruit, the sun
spins into forbidden,
an unbearable white disc

"Progressions" Heron Tree 2015

On opposite sides of their cells, their walls,
one knocks, one answers.
Sundown, they seem to holler

"What the Old Will Do"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine 2015

Happy Spring Equinox  March 20, 2017

From afar, before budding,
the trees’ bones looked identical.
Fingering the nubs,
the expert told a better story.

from my poem "Bits of Advice" in The 2River 


Winter Solstice ~ December 21, 2016

. . .
We make lights.
We have hope.     
The Earth, our sister,
will twist in her spin.
The day will creep back.
We will proceed.
. . .

from my poem "Winter Solstice" Potato Eyes, 1998;
and in my chapbook "Approaching Freeze" FootHills, 2003