Friday, March 31, 2006

> spring rain—
> filling my inbox
> fowarded emails

Thursday, March 30, 2006

in between the pages
of hemingway, a note:
"Jesus saves."

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

the football
holding sunlit
muddy fingerprints

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

wisteria
drifts into
the minnows' sights

Monday, March 27, 2006

storm clouds—
grandpa sits by the window
breath stirs the dust

Sunday, March 26, 2006

count ing syll a bles . . .
the 575er's nails
bitten to the quick

Saturday, March 25, 2006

grey cat
paws at the creek bed,
paws at its reflection

Friday, March 24, 2006

my brother
masturbating on his side
of the bed
the ceiling fan carries
a prayer from mine

Thursday, March 23, 2006

family argument

after the passing of my great grandma, her kids and grand kids all argued about who got what. i really can't really remember what we got, my grandparents and my mother that is; however, mother secretly took the piece of great grandma's life that i wanted.

i didn't keep it long.

pink casket—
her old bible
tucked under her arm

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

the boys

the neighborhood boys could always be seen outside every mother's kitchen window, tree branches pointed at one another yelling out, "pow! you're dead, you're dead!"

the lucky boys got to wear their grandpa's world war two camouflage, the fastest boys shot you first, the skilled boys stayed alive, they were just boys being boys, young and alive.

by candlelight . . .
mother dusts
a purple heart

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

the school bus
slowly passing the house
cold morning
the heat of a cherry
from a stolen cigarette

Monday, March 20, 2006

he dusts
the old church piano
pausing—
he quietly plays
"smoke on the water"

Sunday, March 19, 2006

sunday morning—
a child hides from the sunlight
in the shadow of a cross

Saturday, March 18, 2006

in a hearse windshield— passing clouds

Friday, March 17, 2006

two huge breasts
in the church window—
pigeons face morning traffic

Thursday, March 16, 2006

pay day—
starting the ignition
ten minutes early

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

the mechanic's hand
so smooth in mine—
evening prayer

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

the cattle egret
stepping in closer—
the neighbor's newborn calf

Monday, March 13, 2006

workers
pause and stare—
the barn swallow looks away

Sunday, March 12, 2006

cardinal perched—
my foot finds the first
spring sticker

Saturday, March 11, 2006

morning aerobics—
her turquoise spandex
on inside out

Friday, March 10, 2006

crickets . . .
i turn up the radio
to sleep

Thursday, March 09, 2006

first spring thunderstorm—
Shostakovich seeps
into my bedsheets

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

a baseball glove
left on the little league field—
spring deepens

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

tailless lizard . . .
i wonder who got
the biggest scare?

Monday, March 06, 2006

fly ball!
the outfielder now
a sprinting shadow

Sunday, March 05, 2006

the church marquee . . .
l t rs
f ll

Saturday, March 04, 2006

after prayer
still praying over our meal . . .
the fly

Friday, March 03, 2006

clothed in leaves . . .
my father's dog missing
a tooth

Thursday, March 02, 2006

spring cleaning—
the squirrel buries
his toil

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

ash wednesday—
i dust jesus'
stained glass feet