Ladybird Haiku

Crimson toxic bloodPainted with glowing varnishIn the sun’s embrace

Arboretum

Only the sense of coldAnd the need to draw out on the lawnLike a blood letting…Only those things are yelping like a wounded dog. I can taste the dust and pollen.I felt the trembling of a snake todayThat signed a story in shaky gesturesAbout a plane, a cloud and a kiss.Later we will walk in…

Nerthus’ Curse

This is turquoise, she softly saidThis taste, this tingle of the fleshWill bury gently in your headAnd keep the dusty evenings fresh The way the black sand whispers calmTo lull these creatures to their restIs the cry of a toxic balmThat’s laid upon Nerthus’ sweet breast This is turquoise, none will denyThough punishments my skin…

Waiting for my baby to wake

Come lay your head on the pillowhere beside me in timesmall thing… you small thing.A moment came when a sun arrivedand I felt only the metronome countuntil I could hold you – small.Nine months of waiting, and then the hoursuntil you bring a smile.Tiny thing, sleep welland wake to grace me with your smile

Each Other

In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other. Carl Sagan

I grew a mountain

I wish that I had not rolled my eyes at you so often as a teenager. I don’t know where you went in my heart, that you were no longer the God of the Mountains, but I know that when I found you you were crumbling before me. And it was only after you left,…

Fire and Galaxy

Where I stood in the furnace blast of all the ultraviolet our Sun could give, the tissue paper delicacy of a trillion petals drew my thoughts away from all that light pouring down upon me. They glowed with an ethereal tone of flames caught in a moment, of delphinium galaxies caught in the eye of…

Insanity Haiku

Insanity is Spending 2 hours in traffic For one hours’ work

The Beach made me a child again

I lived vicariously through you both, as you splashed in the rock pools and gathered shells that were only as beautiful as your enthusiasm let them be-worth more then, than all the diamonds and gold in the world. I felt your unfettered joy saturate my heart and I splashed in the rock pools and gathered…

Moonrise Fugue

Desultory leaves conceal the vestments of the skyhere is a church, spires cut downThe rumbling of grass growing is heard only when the moon risesRed and rich, like plum-cakeThey are coming, they are cominggoes up the cry, and my feet twitch in a fugue of impatienceThey are here! is the clarion callAs sudden as a…

Just a Walk in the Weeds

A weed, put simply is a plant that grows where it isn’t wanted. There’s no particular biological aspect, just the social construct, which means that what we call a weed. I was thinking about this on my walk yesterday, mostly because a lot of the old ’60s era houses a few streets up are being…

Hypocrites Prayer

These laminar surfaces cry out for restWithin the space of fingerprintsAnd though she will chase down the dying westThe light of sapphire rarely glintsThese miracles soar in paper thin meshAnd prayers rise to forgotten GodsWe drink of His blood to wash His fleshHide from hypocrisy to prodThat shrunken device you now call a soulYou scoffed…

The Hiding of Miracle Footsteps

The rain is by now a constant hiss, overlaid by the sound of the creek next to the house which has become a little torrent. Somewhere a drain is working overtime nearby, with the sound of bubbling porridge. The night before I found a large funnel web spider in the upstairs hall, glossy wet, escaped…

Maslow’s Hammer

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail. Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966