Saturday, July 19, 2008

(two police cars on)

two police cars on
the side of the interstate
like beetles courting

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sounding Off Southern Style

We talk with exaggerated
southern accents for fun –
even though Tennesseans
consider us “Yankees.”
Sometimes when I’m on the
phone with my dad, mom, sisters
or friends, I get concerned that
someone may hear me and think
that I actually do sound like that.
The fear suddenly intensified
when I moved south of the
Mason-Dixon Line.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


two police cars
on the shoulder of the interstate
side by side
with lights flashing
like two lightning bugs
in love

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

(living the life)

living the life:
shaving my legs to the new
Coldplay album

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

morning tea

like the allegiance of a faithful friend
like the familiar hand of a lover
like the loyalty of a family pet