Thursday, December 31, 2020


 a scattering of raindrops
pattering on the skylight
furnace stops stove ticks
the hour before midnight

a year everyone hated
ending without a ripple
eternal music of the stars
humming in human ears

I am only here right now
laying down a basic groove
synthesizing the raw data
needed for a celebration

shower passed or paused
I listen for perfect silence
behind the buzzy drone
deaf to the nonexistent

fireworks sound and light
only in the back of mind
flowing into easy words
no call to make it harder

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Only Visiing

 castles exist
though we only have a house
and a few acres
people live in them
overwhelmed by history
nature surrenders
to fencing and saws
new trees a new community
animals well fed
heirlooms abound
new stuff doesn't last as long
or deeply satisfy
the old is someone else's
you are only visiting

Sunday, December 06, 2020

My Things

I came to get my things
I am here to get my things
I am now taking my things
I took my things with me when I went
I am leaving everything
I am never coming back
no regrets