Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a study in tones, textures, and tails

Ringtailed lemurs, that is...I'm not quite sure how many are in this photo!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

eden's rain

forgive me
for running out
to meet the thunder

forgive me for thinking
that lightning there burned brighter

than anything
in your garden

where even my fingertips
could drink the dew

so soft was I

forgive me for asking, now
but didn't you love, sometime
this blackened world

where wild-eyed creatures
race down cliffs
to flee the flames

and didn't you
hold forgiveness in your hands
when you shaped my bones

and you, I know it is you
who listens

to Eden's rain still
running in my veins

Friday, September 11, 2009

odometer 8 ones

This really was my car odometer -- a magical sight that I don't expect to see again in a lifetime! (Kind of like an total eclipse, no?)

Thursday, September 03, 2009


is a wonderful place
for a rock

Lo! see me stretch out
my volcanic heart
till my craters

whether you watch
or not

I ponder gravity
atmosphere, and rain

those oscillating oceans
that overwhelm the brain

and such bizarrities
as finite time

Ha! I am too dry
to cry

I am rock

remembering when
there was fragrant flesh
surrounding my body

and I was the dense center

knowing somehow that I would live
and live, and outlive
the soft substance
melting, so fresh
peeling away

It was you, wasn't it
who loved apricots

and I
who discovered

a wonderful place
for a rock