Monthly Archives: April 2015

Garden

That time Beyond deserving When you sit In the sun In the spring In a wash of music Bathed in breeze Touched by light Like a lover Everywhere You don’t need to breathe The wind is your own breath The … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Assurances

I travel my days alone This old brown dog Taking every step with me. Her deep eyes always asking Am I still yours? Are you still mine? Knowing the answers Just as I know them When I ask you.

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Goldfinch Haiku

Sky grey and dusky Sun setting, twilight pushed in Goldfinch sang it back

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That Touch (tanka)

Sun-driven birdsong Flows over fresh damp black soil You spread tenderly So softly you raked the beds Touching them as you do me

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Baltimore…and everywhere else

Truth is boring. If the television news Told us of peaceful thousands Rather than showing one mother Bashing her son in a way We applaud in Black mothers, We would turn away, Watch a sitcom rerun, Read a book? Nah. … Continue reading

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Spring Thoughts on Food

Spring, not Winter, is the hungry season. When robins dogfight over nesting sites, The sun grows warm as freezers start to empty On evenings without artificial lights. Resisting peashoots, letting chard grow bigger Instead of gratifying hunger’s pains Eventually rewards … Continue reading

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Toe Sonnet

This is when my toes come out to play! They haven’t seen the sun for far too long, Now, free from cold constraints, they twitch and tweak As if they dance to some great unheard song! It IS a song! … Continue reading

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