Thursday, March 27, 2008


it was either

something I said

or something I ate

(probably the former

as is common

as of late)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

...easier than breathing...

there is nothing

easy about taking a deep

breath and slowing

down the world around

you but you try and try

and puff and puff

until it becomes easier

to feel relief and solace

in knowing the world

around you you created

Friday, March 21, 2008

...2:39 in the morning...

we can't do this:

no matter where we are:

we can be here:


if necessary:

and if something did:

go wrong:

we wouldn't be notified:

because nobody knows:

we're here:

we're here:

but it is useless:

we might as well:

be at home:

ready to spring:

to attention:

to the upright:


of the rest:

who walk with us:

at 2:39 in the morning:

if necessary:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

...prayer and praise...

the softest side of the skin is unseen

the last wisp of hair glimmers without the sun

foreseen only in the distant detail

we look closer and closer at the clock

and hope it will stay still

no arm moving forward

or back to a false belief

but right here

and seemingly now

this will all be part of the cycle

just like the dismissal of cells

that appear as skin

when we fold our hands together

we pray that they cannot ever

separate or lose the other

this is not what we get

when we praise one another

when it is undue

this is what we get

when we finally get

what it is

that takes us over

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


are these squirrels

in my ceiling

or in my head

or is my head

the ceiling

I am thinking of?