Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sonnet for Loving Old Dogs

Originally posted on inlovelustandlaughter:
To love these old dogs well, you must be careful: They’ll stand out on a cold and rainy day, Not making any sound to say they need you, Just staring at the door that’s in their…

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Love, Dogs, Chicken and Broken Toes

You stand at the counter Massacring the roasted chicken As the dogs salivate At your side. I hear the soft twack and swish Of joints unjointing– See the drool Hit the mats. Aromas of roasted bird Wreath around the bruises … Continue reading

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Nonnet for the Otherwise Engaged

Despite my best efforts At meditation At affectionate regard At saving you I find at last You were never mine To love To save Even to meditate upon.

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Daily Spring Haiku

Crunch of boots in snow At dusk when you return home– My own daily Spring!

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Tanka for a Sunny, Snowy Day

Mouse tracks on snow shine Birdsong decorates the sky All creatures know this: Life is stirring underground As sunlight and Spring return.

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Tanka for the Hero of my Heart

black crows on grey skies speaking their hidden language whispering of you who bring the cries of eagles when you return home to me

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The Magician Dog Sonnet

My mind is empty and my heart is blank Too much alone, I feel this winter’s cold. This sky houses no sun, no source of life, No birds except the crows that, hungry, scold. My mind’s eye now all frozen … Continue reading

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Marshmallows

Sticky-sweet Nonreactive Sharpest stones Strongest hooks All absorbed In whiteness Once burnt Twice blackened Pierce-able crust Unformed softness Disappearing sweetness No engagement This one soured Sucking sweetness Sucking life Still blankness White of fungus White of death Marshmallow people In … Continue reading

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Migraine

Vicious goblin gouges eyes, Blinds thought, Renders even snowy brightness dark, Reminds the brain: It’s been a year, But I’m still here.

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Messy

Being human’s messy: Loving the deepening snow That threatens the little rabbit That you then feed That in summer eats the garden. There are simpler ways of being: Being frozen to avoid feeling, Loving the tiny creatures Instead of messy … Continue reading

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