Thursday, April 15, 2021

(After the funeral)

After the funeral
I searched my inbox
for any messages I still had from her.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

(Outside my window)

Outside my window
a bluebird convention in
full swing, wing to wing

Sunday, March 07, 2021

(a fine Sunday morning flapjack breakfast)

a fine Sunday morning flapjack breakfast

including one, petite pancake

for the pup

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Life Span of Love

from having butterflies
to sharing houseflies
to watching fireflies in our twilight

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

One Fine Day

Note: I wrote this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2013 -- a triply historic holiday.

On MLK Day,
inauguration day,
on the day
that a gay
Cuban-American poet
read a poem
to America,
I am moved
to tears
in the sunlight
of my study,
thankful
for the sunshine,
my books, and
the partner
our dog, cat and I
await, who will
join us after work
on this fine day.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Some Things

Some things
silence the
professional speaker.
Some things
stump the
international intellectual.
Some things
paralyze the
confident wordsmith.
Some things...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

(last glass of eggnog)

last glass of eggnog
on the last day of the year
last sips; last seconds