Monday, January 18, 2010

the scream

one cool, dark, but star-filled night, while walking a serpentine path thru a pasture, i heard a distant scream.

as i turned to look over my right shoulder, i saw the moon smiling down at me. when i later took a second look, both the smile & the moon were gone.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

a new year

a small stout bird sat on a bush persistently chirping outside my window.

i tapped on the glass & shouted discouragement. the bird ignored my admonitions, and continued loudly singing until after i had lost interest.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

a haiku

there is no one here
saying anything more now
listen to silence

Saturday, January 17, 2009

a few random thotts

in a curious fit of ignorance I uprooted & destroyed two earthstars. I found myself violently intrigued by their unfamiliar being. but, what had they done to me?

tiny fungi with light brown stems and small black caps sprouted up in groups from the ground beneath the wood.

just as I inhale and exhale, my mind repeatedly returns to rest on the emptiness left in your absence.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

an ongoing story

while walking the dog down a wooded path, she came across a bone and lay down to chew on it. I walked slightly up the path and sat under a tree to wait. as I sat, the wind blew, and leaves fell all around me. I felt an occassional drop of rain on my face. after a time, the dog finished chewing & ran toward me. we continued down the path where we saw new deer tracks in the ground.

another thing..

as I stood on a cold night, gazing up at the stars in the midnight sky, I could think only of one thing.

Monday, October 20, 2008

current events

Several long branches protruded from a bush whose branches were otherwise short.

I captured a moth in a dixie cup and released it to the outside world.

I stopped to watch the sun melt a thick fog that lay on a field of wild flowers

I escaped a large elaborate web suspended high in mid-air by an absent spider.

while holding awareness in my hands, a siren sounded in the distance. over time, the sound receded.

from time to time, trees pitch pine cones in my direction. having no eyes, they often miss.

early in the morning air I see my breath before me.

while walking the dog, I happened upon a deer carcass and I was reminded of my own mortality.

Monday, October 6, 2008

waving a white flag of surrender

an endless stream of raindrops rolled along the edge of a silver awning, and then dropped one by one onto the wet, green grass below.

while sitting in a large white lawn chair contemplating lunch, I heard a soft thud as I saw a clump of wasps hit the gravel after falling from a nest. one by one they flew spiraling up from the ground back into the nest.

not far away, two butterflies danced together in the air, after a few moments each flew off in a different direction.

while listening to a bird singing loudly outside my window, I wondered what was the meaning of the lyrics to the song.

during a walk down my usual path, I realized I was being consumed by desire. eventually I reached home and began to wash the dishes.

as I sat reading on the ground, countless tiny gnats suspended in the evening air danced a frenzied dance, while a chorus of crickets sang an endless love song.