Friday, November 13, 2009

soul tending

i tend my soul
as i would a fire
prodding, poking
banking, stoking
adding what is needed
at any given time
then gazing deep
into the flames
i listen to the
song she sings

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


if i were an arthropod
i'd most likely molt
rainbow exoskeletons
if i were a snake i'd shed
kaleidoscopic skins
but my blood is warm
and my ecdysis
takes a different form

Sunday, November 8, 2009

dreaming woman

o honey-sweet
dreaming woman
you with the
ample breasts
and rounded belly
i love the way
your soft fleshy arm
makes a fine pillow
for your head
and the way your
generous hip curves high
as you lay on your side
calling to mind
all of the mountains
i have yet to climb

Thursday, November 5, 2009


my heart is
heavy today
there is
so much pain
in the world,
so much pain
my prayer:
may all who are
in need of it
find sanctuary