June 27, 2011

chickadee

keeps watch
atop fence post 

robin catching
worms enjoys
freshly dug trench

half-birthday
new computer
arrives
day spent in 
transfer

learning curves
keep getting them
at sixty-five
some are steep
satisfactory progress

exhaustion
new computer up
and running
time to call it
a wonderful day

June 26, 2011

washing pine needles

from my shower
crows caw

taking out
recycling
dragonfly zooms by  

white trail
across blue sky
rainbow flag   

rescuing katydid 
freshly picked lettuce  
summer salad  

pride weekend 
celebrating on twitter
rocks  

scrap your
prerogatives and
misprisions

prerogative
of the internet
bleeping in and out
misprision to
deny this

dsl ups and
downs signal
changing access
switching to
iPad

quiet day
of solitude
rearranged pantry
wrote blog post
and poetry

poosa licks
oliver’s nose
family adjusting
to new member
happiness

sunday afternoon
fiberoptic cable cut
by protestors
miles away
right to protest
versus social life
of recluse
internet dependence
prudence decrees
multiple connection methods
reconnected
recluse breathes again

June 25, 2011

two slugs

exploring
morning shower

three crows
around the pond
butterfly watches

destroying cultures
lost civilizations
too stiff a price

lost species
lost cultures
for what?

across the yard
crows exercise
their prerogatives

abuse of prerogatives
crows exauctorate
squirrels across the fence

before he was
exauctorated
he exercised
all his
prerogatives

the auctioneer
used his prerogative
to close the bidding
before he was
exauctorated

chauncey’s bath
laundry and chores
quiet saturday
writing blog post
and poetry

June 24, 2011

back on island

squirrel bounces
across grass

sleeping
at my feet
dogs glad I’m home 

pink flowers
hummers and butterflies
feeding

surgeon’s appointment
he’s pleased
with my healing
so why do I
feel so punk

rainbow flag
rehung before
pride weekend
text messages
from daughter

June 23, 2011

son’s passion

100 mile trail races
in green shoes

a peramene chaffer
making a wafer
rhyme not safer

errands run
sprinkler installation
feeling punk
reassuring Oliver
vacuums and saws

not to chaffer
makes for a
peramene day
bickering birds
not withstanding