Cicadas singing

Cicadas singing
full moon glowing through the clouds
restless summer heat

Strangest noise just now

Strangest noise just now
squeaking like an unlubed wheel
ducks flying at night

Through the day and night

Through the day and night
through many quiet moments
Facebook calls to me

Taking to the sky

Taking to the sky
exploring another town
my little pee-wee

I am evolving

I am evolving
outgrowing my former self
ascending again

In my heart of hearts

In my heart of hearts
a deep ocean of longing
rising with the moon

Return to country

Return to country
a familiar hilltop
from previous dreams

The tap is dripping

The tap is dripping
into a watering can
shouting birds a drink

Early morning awe

Early morning awe
yellow light streaked across sky
fading among stars

Her face shows strain

Her face shows strain
I remind her of her strength
again and again

Listening to trees

Listening to trees
Christmas beetles eating leaves
on a still hot day

Their calm directions

Their calm directions
lead me to literacy
thanks librarians

Competing desires

Competing desires
contrasting expectations
reconciling dreams

The gaps between us

The gaps between us
shifting like the bricks at home
crumbling foundations

My disappointments

My disappointments
paper over cracks of light
as this new day sours

From another time

From another time
aspirations now dated
forgotten like dreams

Dog barking at me

Dog barking at me
secure within home yet scared
needs to get out more

A symbol of change

A symbol of change
my butterfly collection
transforming me too

In my solitude

In my solitude
comfortable with myself
without loneliness

Things stir in my home

Things stir in my home
each discrete act says little
together they haunt

Mosquito dives down

Mosquito dives down
heavy after drinking blood
now smeared on my palms

Each day peaks and falls

Each day peaks and falls
I get up and go around
orbiting the sun