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  • A simple haiku

    Searching, eyes soaring, watching for an eagle I see too many geese

  • Because It’s Art

    As a sidewalk artist I would draw a good-enough apple four or five feet across, filling the walkway, and I add a stem and one leaf, color the stem true brown. The leaf, because it’s art, is blue, the fruit pale green with a red blush on the shoulder. Pedestrians skirt the apple. A hairy […]

  • A Reader’s Confession

    An excess of books, the heft of words, tooth of paper thirsty for ink, each one has a spine and a message. Someone said yes, print it, and someone cut paper. Someone made a cover, like a door with no lock, a rectangle where words party or complain, lie or collude. I discard a book, […]

  • Where Beauty Lies

    In the botanic garden one Mallard sculls among the Monet lilies and imported Victorian platters, water dyed black for contrast. Plants sorted, labeled–bonsai here, Italian herbs there, a botany buffet, bite of desert cacti, taste of yellow chrysanthemums same color as the yellow fire hydrant. A tea house, one red squirrel, some bees, a dozen […]

  • Hawk Sighting

    That smooth oval body, compact, / plumage dark, dappled, seamless, / talons gripping the backyard fence, / scimitar head a slow swivel / searching for mice in leaf duff. // Imagine those hollow bones / that make flight easy, light. / Hawk waits, patience its profession. Then / lifts off, that grand transformation–/ a winged […]