Monday, August 24, 2009


at the lawn concert
lighting one spot at at time-
Fireflies Anthology, Bottle Rockets Press, Summer 2007

cricket in the house-
if only we shared
the same bedtime
Stylus Poetry Journal, January 2003

a cool summer rain
impatiens perk up
before I do
Outlaw Poets, June 2004

Monday, August 10, 2009


Families on their front porches. Grandma with a paper fan. Grandpa and Dad with cold beers. Mom with hot coffee, regardless of the heat. My sister and I–cream soda, out of the bottle. Wet and slippery in our grimy hands. Sweet and bubbly and cool. One gulp. Then another. Then settling into a slow sipping, making it last until bedtime.

circling moths
under a street lamp
the last game of jacks

Bottle Rockets, Summer 2009