Tuesday, February 22, 2011


no warning
no time for preparation or evacuation
in the bustle of lunch hour the city centre shakes
bringing a cathedral to its knees

Saturday, February 19, 2011

like tinnitus

the song of cicadas slices through the warm summer air
a constant ringing in my ears

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I stand in the kitchen
grating onion
tears pour down my face
stored up from all the times
I never cried

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

a fly settles on my arm
tickling my bare skin
I shake it off
but in seconds it's back

Saturday, February 5, 2011

on the cob

neat rows of sweet yellow corn
like little pockets of sunshine
and nutritious

Friday, February 4, 2011


blue checked shirt
denim shorts
greying hair
flying along on a scooter powered by his right leg
it's fun to be forty something

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a colony of breeding gannets
nest on a large slab of naked rock
waves crashing
wind circling
fluffy babies huddle close to their mothers
waiting to

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

back to school day
I fumble through the morning routine
we get there just on time
a fresh start
I wave goodbye to my little girl
who has grown up