Thursday, April 30, 2015

morning silence

in morning silence
walking forest path
stealthy slow
the few creaks
from old monk bones
muffled by robes

temple dog sits
stump still
as the ducks
fly in

Monday, April 27, 2015

the mall

last truck backs in
loading shelving
and salable fixtures

rolling out
past full back alley
stuffed high
with spoiled stock

empty mall
stripped of stores

Saturday, April 25, 2015

twenty bucks

worn guitar still
resonate and ringing
steady thumping bass

bar stool beer pitcher
filling slow
crumpled bills n'change
singing for tips

song titles yelled out
as the last tune ends

singer leans in close
"nothing says request
like twenty bucks"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

temple dog in spring

old dog
feeling young
getting up speed
to a full run
down to the pond
checking for ducks

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

first bell

tired monk
ringing the first bell
as rigs roll out
on empty streets
tires bumping
over frozen leaf piles