Preparing for the solstice.
When they said kill your darlings they didn't explain how they would only ask about the rabbits so I said ok, maybe we can just stay here for a while so I stretched & scratched my head & bled & waited waited until they said "look what you made us do we... Continue Reading →
The approach of the autumnal equinox seems to usher a familiar feeling. I haven't totally figured myself out yet, but fall always has some power over me. For one thing, my childhood ensconced September as “back-to-school”. That's one thing I thought I had moved away from...but this year, I have summoned it back. Of course,... Continue Reading →
When the heat rose It brought the ants out with it--- The bedrock slumbers under the shivering topsoil, All winter huddled up--- Now comes the tilt of the earth--- Now comes hibernation hangovers--- The creak in your elbow Only you can hear--- Now comes the sun again--- Now the snakes sun on gravel roads--- God... Continue Reading →
For the past couple weeks, in my part of the world, there has been a disheartening deep freeze. That damn “polar vortex”. Or for those whose memories stretch past this decade’s latest fad, or don’t care about feigning a peripheral knowledge of meteorology, it’s more cozily known as a “Canadian winter”. Nationalities aside, we are... Continue Reading →
Just trying to break the ice. That's the problem with taking too much time, whether it's away or closer or wherever else we go when we are not present. I've been away. Need to get back into it. But the blank page is a haunted house--the blinking word processor's line is a reminder that bringing... Continue Reading →
*** Sun's light bounces off the moon—bounces off the snow —shatters my iris. *** *** Let us hide inside where it is warm and our lips don't numb with silence. ***