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Onion Skin

A leaf underground, tart with toxic defenses, blooms white in the sun.

Footprints

One night I had the oddest dream of walking on the beach I had really groovy shorts on and my shirt was colored peach

Daiquiri?

A blinding flash across the sky caused me to lift my head Scenes from my life before my eye Bright colors in my head

Mushroom?

When I looked back down […]

Ephemerals

An ephemeral sonnet of winter aconite. […]

The Ode of the Black Howler

The young man lay alone at night, His head against a root. His nose was frosty with the snow His face was black with soot. But he was warm, he swore, he swore, Before the howl made at his foot, the howling at his foot.

Still in his dreams the scream rebounds To cut off […]

Gardening Haiku: Lamb's Ear

In the fall lamb’s ear is not so soft. Or is my touch so much harder?

Gardening Haiku: Lamb’s Ear

In the fall lamb’s ear is not so soft. Or is my touch so much harder?

Limerick Open Thread (Kill Prop 8 Edition)

In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken

Tell me all about news of the day It’s your turn, so go on, have your say Share what’s better and worse Just do it in verse In a […]

Cormorant Hermit Crab Duet

Dunk, swim. Where is it? Flash! Jumping mackerel. I’ve got one! Wriggling silver in the bill. Put it in the bucket. Flip, catch, swallow. Look, it’s coming out.

Jet Ski Dissection

Cutting through the smooth morning lake surface they end the day’s reflection.

Happy Forgetfulness Day

On Memorial Day we’re supposed to recall the people in battle who suffer and fall. Corollary we insist that human descent, from the plains of Versailles to the rivers of Ghent, is all for the best. Now I won’t sing that bombing has no good effect (if you ignore the lives and the cities all […]

Foxglove Secrets

How is purple snow innocent? If I see snow that’s purple, I don’t think of it as innocent, or sweet, unless it’s in a snowcone. […]