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
the freshness now
of what will not be
at year's end
carbon footprint
I feed my inner 
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
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