Saturday, May 17, 2014

Barn Swallows

In the quite backroom
of a hundred small thoughts
nestled cozy under feathers soft
the answers and reasons are circled
holding onto each other
like the wind a tree

A small box opens
giving dimension to thought
and in fly these birds 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Children Teach Their Mothers

Children teach their mothers
to gather pond reflections
and the opera of the sky in just one bird
when one small hand
rolls a bubble across the air
covered with a cloth of clouds
summer melon sweet
love becomes as simple
as sharp rocks and barefeet
and as enchanting as one toothless grin

Each breath like a current
now tracks the sounds left in time
minutes of milk-drained comfort
and musk-scented blankets
hair tatted to one finger
and the whole world at the same time

until one day a leaf is tasted and the tongue knows
there is more then jumping and falling
for there is mud and wind
and the danger of loving too much
or not enough

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lily Talks to Air

Lily talks to air
sultry like jasmine in summer
or a piano out an open window
where the door is closed
don’t touch the handle of such truth
for it is not something that you open
it is a secret lover’s touch
that was always there

Listen to the water   just a sprinkler
then go past that place of dense leaf joy
beyond the sound of scratching dog
and mocking bird’s declarations
past the screen in the door
as it stops making patterns on the opening

Close your eyes and breathe
slow the up sky and down dirt
open the magic


lily talks to air