Friday, June 30, 2006,11:53 PM
I open my eyes
I open my eyes
and see that it's now
July...
dressing for the heat, my mind's
in New Zealand winter
 
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Thursday, June 29, 2006,11:37 PM
wives, husbands
wives, husbands,
mothers, fathers and children,
all seen together-
starting my day by reading
the obituaries
 
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,11:35 PM
river side
riverside
river side-
daydreaming interrupted
by mockingbird songs
(Arkansas River at the Arkansas-Oklahoma border)
 
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,11:10 PM
music from Bach
music from Bach's
Brandenburg Concertos
fills my ears-
ideas and emotions
freely travel through time
 
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006,10:39 PM
my blood pressure
my blood pressure
rises while listening
to talk radio-
crickets peacefully talk
to the moon
 
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,10:37 PM
your face
yourface
your face-
I look up into
the sun
 
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,10:17 PM
driving through
driving through
the older part of town
thinking about
things I need to do
tomorrow
 
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006,10:45 PM
forgotten letter
forgotten letter
reminds me that you
were once young-
counting the years since
we first met
 
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,10:41 PM
listening
listening
to a siren at midnight-
lullaby
 
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,10:37 PM
watching a dog
watching a dog
walk slowly across
my front yard-
wondering if he knows
that he's a pet
 
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,10:33 PM
confused
confused by the
cool mornings in june-
indian spring
 
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Monday, June 26, 2006,10:12 PM
june afternoon
june afternoon,
smell of fire fluid
and sounds of children-
not remembering
the last day of snow
 
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,10:09 PM
deep current
deepcurrent
deep current
flows in my mind-
gone before thought
 
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,6:41 PM
gust of wind
gust of wind
from the north, carries
sadness away
 
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,6:38 PM
a cool front
a cool front-
elm trees sway in the wind
bouncing off clouds
 
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Sunday, June 25, 2006,10:46 PM
your face
your face
revisits my mind
unexpectedly-
walking alone through
an empty parking lot
 
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,9:42 PM
two squirrels crawl
two squirrels crawl
down a pine tree, watching
me as I watch them
 
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Saturday, June 24, 2006,2:01 PM
watching insects
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watching insects-
exotic gallery of
nature's art
 
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Friday, June 23, 2006,7:56 PM
insomnia
insomnia-
quietly waiting for
a solar encore
 
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Thursday, June 22, 2006,6:31 PM
she said
she said
she would never
marry-
thinking of her while
watching my children
 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006,7:33 PM
summer solstice
sadlywatching
sadly watching the
last bit of sunlight-
summer solstice
 
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006,10:59 PM
steady tempo
steadytempo
steady tempo
of an afternoon breeze-
butterflies
 
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,10:43 PM
summer evening
summer evening-
I go out and see the
last iris
 
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Monday, June 19, 2006,10:46 PM
sunset song
sunsetsong
sunset song-
crickets and whippoorwills
start the chorus
 
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Sunday, June 18, 2006,10:39 PM
oak leaves sway
oakleavessway
oak leaves sway
in a cool morning breeze-
loud memories
 
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Saturday, June 17, 2006,11:24 PM
the rain falls
the rain falls
into my dormant mind
as I sleep-
forgotten days walk
out of their secret room
 
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,11:16 PM
itchy legs
itchy legs-
mosquitoes congregate
by the pond
 
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Friday, June 16, 2006,11:22 PM
seeing you asleep
seeing you asleep
brings back feelings of the
day we met-
smell of honeysuckle
in the moon light
 
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,11:19 PM
thoughts rise
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thoughts rise
above the crowd-
pure freedom
 
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Thursday, June 15, 2006,10:12 PM
forgotten words
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forgotten words-
your last letter fades
in the sunset
 
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,10:05 PM
sultry dream
sultry dream-
eighty-five degrees
at midnight
 
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,12:20 AM
late summer night
late summer night-
sound of bumping barges
bounce off my trees
 
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,12:17 AM
smell of pine tar
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smell of pine tar-
bat and glove put to rest
for another year
 
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,12:04 AM
jaybirds float
jaybirds float
from limb to limb-
patient tree
 
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006,11:10 PM
walking through
walking through
a shop I smell the scent
of your first perfume-
I smile and giggle
to a stranger
 
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,6:03 PM
watching
watching
a woman push a child
in a wheelchair-
suddenly my problems
vanish in the wind
 
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,5:39 PM
morning breeze
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morning breeze-
robins spread their wings
to capture the cool
 
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Sunday, June 11, 2006,10:19 PM
she visits me
she visits me
in a midnight dream
covered with darkness-
unable to endure
the deafening silence
 
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,10:15 PM
tree shadows
tree shadows
the only thing moving
in the heat-
sweat-soaked thoughts move
slowly in the heavy air
 
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,12:16 AM
remembering
remembering
our first date twenty three
years ago-
choosing the right shade of blue
for our fourth baby bed
 
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,12:14 AM
confused mockingbird
confused mockingbird
sings to the full moon-
summer night
 
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Saturday, June 10, 2006,9:09 AM
your smile
yoursmile
your smile
brings me back home-
wildflower scent
 
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Thursday, June 08, 2006,11:20 PM
summer night
summernight
summer night-
a streetlight peeks through
lines of trees
 
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,10:50 PM
far away from me
although you are
so far away from me
I feel your presence
in the cool summer night
as flowers rest
 
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,10:44 PM
multicolor hair
multicolor hair
sweeping up the floor
in a barbershop
 
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006,10:35 PM
evening walk
eveningwalk
evening walk-
fireflies dance
in the trees
 
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Tuesday, June 06, 2006,10:10 PM
A Country Funeral
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The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
A country funeral, far from the town
He makes me lie down in green pasture;
far from the world,
He leads me beside the still water
where we meet to pay our respect
He restores my soul;
(or do we)
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
to my dead friend's father.
For His name's sake.
Sheets of rain pound on the metal roof of the pavilion
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
drowning out the voice of the preacher
I will fear no evil;
who tries hard to walk around the thoughts
. For You are with me.
that fill the minds
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
of the living.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
Would Heaven take him for drowning himself
You anoint my head with oil;
or would Hell even want him,
My cup runs over.
having mercy on him?
Surely goodness and mercy shall fallow me
The people move closer together
All the days of my life;
to keep dry as the rain blows in,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
reminding us of his last moment, covered with water and his last desperate gasp.
Forever.
 
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,7:31 AM
unexpected rain
unexpected rain
slowly cools the air-
steam on the roof
 
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Monday, June 05, 2006,12:22 AM
first feel of loss
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first feel of loss-
a boy's paper airplane
flies over a fence
 
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Saturday, June 03, 2006,10:51 PM
late saturday night
"The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past." William Faulkner

late saturday night-
a far away car horn
plays dixie
 
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,6:38 PM
multilingual
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multilingual
mockingbirds fill the air-
cool morning air
 
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Friday, June 02, 2006,5:02 PM
walking free
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walking free
with sandals in hand-
butterflies dance
 
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Thursday, June 01, 2006,5:04 AM
last day of school
last day of school
as echoes of memories
bounce off windows-
her first Valentine
found by the dumpster
 
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