Thursday, September 30, 2010


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In the harvest wind
suns folding beneath the flakes
of a dandelion moon.

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Pop!
from leaves
in a ragged pile
she smiles
a snaggle smile.

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Stooped and mumbling
she scolds shadows
in the fallen leaves.

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Spinning giggles ...
she splashes a wave
through pigeons.

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An ev'ning wander ...
jays leapfrog
through the autumn peel.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010


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Sharp and broken rain ...
nothing to mend
in the chickadee.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010


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Tucked in black fir
where jays come a'begging
... Harvest Moon.

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Out! Out to the rain!
out and away, just a way
out in the rain ...

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Huddled
over last week's news
... autumn grasses.

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Chasing
an early bus
... the crow's feather.

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Snail-Killer ...
whose heart
have you eaten tonight?

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Hey li'l crow ...
whatchya gon' do
wi' dat cigarette?

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Visiting day ...
stiff smiles
in all the cookies.

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Eye to eye
the koi looks
equally puzzled.

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Threads of Harvest Moon
etched in the slug's
trail of glass.

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Pink sunrise
in autumn poplars
... hush crow, hush.

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Friday, September 24, 2010


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... those days
in the back, underneath
in the boxes ...

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First cold morning ...
in dream she giggles with crows
toes curled with toes.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010


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Wet shoes
the wet news
... wet crow.

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In his coffee
the face has no chin
... no answers.

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Shaking her coat
wiping her shoes
... Bring-A-Leaf-To-Work Day.

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For flowers tomorrow
a pause, a sigh
... she passes by.

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Polaroid
of that first day
... and the fade.

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Shuffled with the leaves
huddled in the rain
... last week's sale.

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Tossing autumn streets ...
no spare hand
for her graces.

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Crossing on green ...
the want ads remember
autumn winds.

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Out of the rain ...
a twice-smoked
cigarette.

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Ragged coats, extra notes
his tarnished sax
... an extra buck.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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Full autumn moon ...
silver hills and trees
silver leaves upon a road
a silver road, a silver man
walks.

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Tossed and scratching
cracked and snapping
in cool winds
skins without potatoes
... autumn leaves.

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The rusting leaves ...
in the puddle, sparrows
sipping tea.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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Just now ...
sunset through clouds folding
behind charred crows aflame
and leaves crisping
in autumn winds.

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Crow! Crow! Crow get out! ...
leave that wind, that wind, that wind
to autumn swallows.

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Little sparrow
your children too
will chase autumn leaves.

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Cold morning mist ...
the slug
weeps a rainbow.

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A drowned moth ...
shards of a shattered leaf
streaming in the rain.

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Monday, September 20, 2010


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Sitting with sparrows
she matches the babble
of autumn leaves.

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A pause in each
without sound they reach, they slip
... drip ... drip ... drip ...

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Saturday, September 18, 2010


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Morning's downpour ...
the spider knits
another patch.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010