Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Keeper of the Trees

Keeper of the Trees

For Andreas

This one always blooms
A little late. Its seedpods
Expand and white flowers
Spread from its leaves.
My mother kept it
From being cut down.

Andreas, with that
Wonderful warlock name,
Smoked magic when much younger,
And joined with trees.

I wish he were here
To coax my darling.
He would put his arms
Around the trunk
And feel.

I, so left brain verbal,
Would ask when it had
Its temperature taken.

But then I might ask
If it was smitten
With another tree
That no longer stood.

Andreas said
That the tree in his yard
Was cut down
By new people.

He never forgave them.
I have not forgiven
My mom for dying.

I cannot coax a tree
To live.

Andreas says
The magic returns at times
Then vanishes.

If I vanished,
Would the magic
Spell the tree to living?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015



(Incorporating images from books/fiction into what actually appears or occurs)

Through the window
of the bus
slithered Haddonfield Creek
brown and marshy
and on its way
to no good end

Could not stop thinking
of the Withywindle*

*J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Sunday, April 5, 2015



A short part
of a personal speech
or spoken response
which, when played back,
the viewpoint
of an entire group
or body of people.

"I am my people's keeper."

"A nation is only as free
as its prisons."

"The azaleas bloom early"
is not an oridyct,
but an ecodyct.

Somewhere in the early spring sky,
the two meet
and a tree
hugs itself.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Holiday

Spring Holiday

Lying in the grass
(not "laying")
and looking up
as the clouds float by
asking them 
nothing in particular
because they're not likely
to attempt to answer

but how nice
if cloud language
came with verbs 
of lazy and something
that loved 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Schrodinger's Cat

Schrodinger's Cat

Half the cat is a cat...

Half the cat is a sister

to infinity

Half the cat flies
on another timeline

Half the cat
meows in a completely
different language

Half the cat
shakes hands
with an advanced
and thoroughly comprehending

Half the cat
discusses the politics
of the day

Half the cat
is and is and is not
then is more

Half the cat
redefines becoming

Half the cat