Sunday, December 31, 2006,11:53 PM
cold wind
cold wind blows
through the open windows
of an empty room-
last year leaves us,
facing the new one alone
 
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Saturday, December 30, 2006,10:05 PM
last page
last page
of the last chapter
at midnight
riding the moon
to another year
.
happy new year!
 
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Friday, December 29, 2006,10:32 PM
windy morning
windy morning-
last leaf of the oak
floats to the ground
 
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Thursday, December 28, 2006,10:58 PM
warmth from the sun
warmth from the sun
held down against the ground
by the late night clouds
the moon and stars are seen
only with my eyes closed
 
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006,10:36 PM
holding him
holding him
as he sleeps in my arms
close to my heart-
I quit counting my years,
knowing that they'll continue
 
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006,10:04 PM
a year ends
ayearends
a year ends
left only as a gateway
to the next year
 
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Monday, December 25, 2006,10:05 PM
artificial
artificial tree
surrounded by torn paper
and empty boxes-
praying to be able
to see it again
 
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Sunday, December 24, 2006,11:25 PM
startling sounds
startling sounds
of steps on the roof-
faint bells
 
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Saturday, December 23, 2006,11:37 PM
looking up
looking up
at the oak tree, planted
when I was young-
there is no more need
for a mirror
 
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Friday, December 22, 2006,10:34 PM
afternoon walk
afternoonwalk
afternoon walk
holding hands in
heavy gloves
 
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Thursday, December 21, 2006,10:01 PM
unsuccessfully
unsuccessfully
trying to pronounce the names
on the pill bottles-
what happened to the days
when aspirin was enough?
 
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006,10:04 PM
second half
second half
of the year's last game-
winter solstice
 
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006,10:27 PM
seeing
seeing
seeing
the cold distant back
of the sun
 
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Monday, December 18, 2006,10:01 PM
afternoon
afternoon,
hearing but not seeing
a woodpecker-
what will remind you
of me after I'm gone?
 
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Sunday, December 17, 2006,10:02 PM
American flag
American flag
moves by slowly through trees
by the river
laughter heard faintly
from the sand barge


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Saturday, December 16, 2006,10:40 PM
trees whisper
treeswhiper
trees whisper
to each other
at sunset
 
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,10:02 AM
weeks
weeks
turn into months,
turning into years-
it's been too long
since I've seen you
 
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Thursday, December 14, 2006,10:47 PM
baritone duo
baritone duo
of far away train horns
echo off the clouds,
not caring of their pitch-
or their audience
 
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006,10:09 PM
the moon tries
the moon tries
to spy on me
in the morning light
but I see him first
through the bare trees
 
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006,10:01 PM
looking west
lookingwest
looking west
as the sun falls
away-
followed by words,
leaving me empty


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Monday, December 11, 2006,10:01 PM
walking slowly
walking slowly,
appreciating each breath
in the warmth-
so important to the earth,
meaning nothing to the sun
 
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Sunday, December 10, 2006,10:42 PM
looking up
looking up-
the moon hangs in a shroud
of my breath
 
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Saturday, December 09, 2006,11:37 PM
reading Job
reading Job
finding that my life
is not that bad
 
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Friday, December 08, 2006,10:05 PM
way too cold
way too cold
to be outside, but don't tell
the mockingbird-
hearing his song
long before sunrise
 
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Thursday, December 07, 2006,10:06 PM
arrival
arrival
of a cold front-
waste of hair spray
 
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006,10:20 PM
hanging above
hangingabove
hanging above
the west morning sky,
a full moon-
the beauty of its face
doesn't impress the cold ground


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,10:02 AM
in the morning
in the morning air
I'm able to see
my breath
for just a moment-
nothing is permanent


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006,10:01 AM
5 things about me
5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
Thanks to Life, Love and Freedom
--
1. I was nominated to be a judge by the Governor of Arkansas.
2. I played in an orchestra for the Moscow Ballet performing The Nutcracker.
3. I have stood at Frederic Chopin's grave in Paris.
4. I haven't read a book in ten years. (Not that I haven't wanted to -- it's just my reading problem due to my stroke.)
5. I've parasailed over the Pacific Ocean at Acapulco, Mexico.
(There are many things more interesting about me, but I don't want to tell you. :) )

 
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Monday, December 04, 2006,10:00 PM
stars echo
stars echo
in the hollow sky-
cold december
 
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Sunday, December 03, 2006,10:01 PM
opening
opening
a box of pastels,
looking
for colors that bring back
the feeling of spring
 
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Saturday, December 02, 2006,10:42 PM
the tree
thetree
the tree,
having no chance to see
the rest of the world,
is told ancient stories
by the traveling moon
 
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,10:05 AM
the first drop
the first drop
lands on a dead leaf
one by one
finding your letters
in my long-memory box


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,10:01 AM
december morning
decembermorning
december morning-
searching for evidence
of yesterday


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