fan blades circle – July 30

7.30.2014

fan blades circle,

interior wafts

flowing out and

downward

to spread the

ease

 

we drink it in,

summer’s damp

dissipating.

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a tug on the leash – July 29

7.29.2014

the dog stops more often

on our walks now

to sniff, to lift a leg,

to squat

 

or perhaps to fake one

of these so that he

can take a breath

as he ages.

 

I tug at his leash

but gently,

 

for my leash

grows short

as well.

 

come along boy,

we will all

get there

soon enough.

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when the curtain comes down – July 28

7.28.2014

when the curtain comes down

and it was all make believe

 

the screws come out of the

wood and windows, doors,

walls, castles falling back

into flats

 

hardware stripped out

for storage away

for perhaps some use

another day

 

and the stage goes back

to empty. flat black. making

clear that empty was ever

the only real.

 

and yet once

upon a time

there was

magic

 

for real.

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saying no – July 23

7.23.2014

saying no, letting go

letting down or

honoring so

 

body wisdom, heart’s

command

 

heart’s direction

instead of sand.

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a poem a day – July 21

7.21.2014

a poem a day

keeps the insanity

away.

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mower world – July 18

 

7:18.2014

atop my mower world

beater, creeper, steeper

 

I demand nature to my

call

 

until the froglets flee

tiny, leaping, terrified

for their lives

 

and I count the cost

of living, and having

mercy.

 

I try so hard

not

to run over them.

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purple bells – July 17

7.17.2014

purple bells, waving

wands, slender, strong

silent voiced

proclaiming with joy

a summer’s day.

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