Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!


real love: standing in
the bathroom while your partner
poops, just to catch up

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Snow Garden

Our yard was a garden
of snow and our father
was the gardener. He
made snow forts and
an obstacle course of
sorts for my sisters and
me in the front yard one
winter. It was an exciting
adventure, and a little
bit scary, but I felt safe
knowing that Dad was
guiding the sled and
guarding the fort. I still
remember his laugh
that day as we squealed
with delight, holding tight
to the orange, plastic sled.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

(I'm too sad to take)

I'm too sad to take
the Christmas tree down; it looks
too sad to leave up.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

I Love Snow

for Julie

I remember
the Christmas
that you and I
mended our friendship.
You wore a
cool, retro
fur coat
and we walked to
the park across
the street from
Debbie's house.
That night we
laughed and sang
about snow
with the Christmas
lights shining
behind us
and the future bright;
ahead of us.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

(bright Thanksgiving day)

bright Thanksgiving day
drinking eggnog on the porch
sunshine and crisp leaves

Sunday, November 19, 2017

(cat in a frenzy)

cat in a frenzy:
from the window --
watching falling leaves

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Schooled by a Sock

Don't Judge a Look 'til You Hover

I was just schooled by a
black sweat sock
lying in the middle of the road.
I was 100 percent certain it was a
tied-up doggie doo bag
until I was right up on it.