While I wait (A poem)

Started while sitting in a coffee shop that was a bit too warm for comfort… The room is large, but the tables are small there’s barely enough space for two and it’s hot—almost too hot for waiting Yet here I am, waiting for you There’s barely enough space for two but I’m making do with [...]

Sickbed slumber #4 (a poem)

Almost better—just one day, maybe two, to go… I should light the candles on the table There’s no atmosphere to create tonight but might still look nice the dim light flickering in the dark The cat sleeping on my chest keeps me warm the damp cloth on my forehead keeps the fever down the cup [...]

Mid-afternoon at Third Place (a poem)

Went out for lunch yesterday, after mailing in my grant application materials. This poem describes the scene shortly before I went into the book store to look around for a while. Afternoon in the hours between the lunch and dinner crowds Classical music comes from a tinny speaker somewhere Around the tables in the common [...]

Happy for the day (a poem)

I was doing other stuff, so this was all I wrote yesterday… You know, this reminds me so much of back then: the sunlight, the breeze, the hint of autumn crispness in the late summer air that song I used to listen to on my Walkman® as I walked from shop to shop looking for [...]

Watercolors (a poem)

One more rumination on the recent news (partly inspired by a photograph)… The lines are fuzzy the edges unclear the colors muted the atmosphere dull and hazy It sums up the way I feel it fits my mood at the moment black and blue and indistinct deeply bruised yet barely there I can’t make sense [...]