January 2016

New Year's dawn
the familiarity
of this light

a cool start
vastness takes on
the comfort of blue

first page
the plum tree
picked clean

New Year
morning glances off
everything
the freshness now
of what will not be
at year's end
carbon footprint
I feed my inner 
phytoplankton
new diary
my carbon footprint
in ink blots
it begins
coolness tramped down
far underfoot
new year heat
valley hills soften into
a misty blue
who knew?
all the old out 
with the news
fumbling for words
i smarten up
with txts
tsk tsk!
forget the elephant 
that never
gr8 2 c u
disremembered
2
silence
without doubt
new moon
a child screams
"I can't feel my brain"
moonless sky
 
 
from her hair
a chill exodus
of lice
light casts
a new perspective
on loss
light repatterns
my neural pathways
through a stream
in darkness
the slow tolling
of my blood

leaf whispers through the family tree

one last
flutterance
bird song
spring disappears
with the memories I had
of who I was then

slow across a calendar days unnumbered

birth silence 
a bag of bones cradled
in my arms

this rose alacks incentive

dark moon-rise
a swell of emptiness
in bated chests 
polar melt—
a white crossed landscape 
to die for
with this haiku
all the blank spaces
fit together
down fall
everything 
I ever knew
way up north
tyranny becomes
the new clear