September 28, 2017

Stolid, really?


Or was it yesterday
that the blue Chevy raced by the house
full of laughing and funny noises
and I sat with thoughts, interrupted for sure, but somehow trivialized by the sheer,
apparant fun of exuberance . . .
how can one grow so stolid at such an early age?
or was I as ageless as I imagined . . .

September 26, 2017

Donald Trump, 2016 Messenger

That was no clumsy crow that Roethke saw flap from a wasted tree . . . that bird was a harbinger of all of our tomorrows . . . away from wasted yesterdays into the tomorrow of our nodding, dreaming yawns . . . closer and closer into our self-satisfaction of perfect lawns and pickled gardens . . . out of our mind's eye back behind the brain of being . . .

September 25, 2017

Near Florence

I like walking with the wind at my back . . . but better, almost every day, is to face the breeze, cheeks red with the contact of the icy fingers of early spring and my mind racing toward summer trails above the beaches of the coasts . . . planning some new way to combine carrots, potatoes and mushrooms into an accompaniment to the B♭ elegance of evening greys into reds of night . . .

September 24, 2017

Whistles & Toots . . .

's okay - blow your whistle . . . toot your horn . . . I'll dance to your tunes . . . catchy and full of verve . . . and when you call it a night and go home to your computer, instants meeting ages, I'll probably still be dancing - slow and easy swaying to rhythms of distant beaches and songs from the backyards of yesterday . . . I may miss you - I hope you may miss me more . . . but we will be fine - together or apart . . . dancing to the whistles and toots of our lives . . .

September 22, 2017

I wrote yesterday . . . and I write today - moment at a time . . . tomorrow, I do not guess, except to say, I will write another day . . .
I suppose that I write to show that I can talk on paper . . . lest some think that I've shrunk off to the netherworld to attempt a redemption of soul . . . Talking out loud sometimes is lost in the cacophony of companion conversation and sometimes is ignored because the cacophony of friends bury the words beneath another exposition . . . My friends are more and more quiet while I, with narrowing paper, continue the conversation . . .

November 20, 2016

Notes Left Behind to Assist in Finding a way Back . . . There is no real future here . . . only today at a time. Tomorrow arrives so slowly that I'm never sure but what it's just a bit more of today, not quite gelled.

June 12, 2016

A

Her hair was not always white, but black as the middle of the night . . . Her eyes were always brown, not temporary river mud when wet with run-off, but actual down hair of a new-born fawn, just before flight . . . bkb

January 31, 2015

No, really . . .

is January 2015 really coming to an end . . . something I guess I never really thought might happen . . . so many of my friends gone before the date . . . including our former forthright friend (and self described, "hardhead") . . . may the justices of the universe see fit to lend him assistance in what follows . . . (or else, quite simply, he'll need to make his own path, as he always did . . . )