Saturday, November 18, 2017

“would dying be here” (Robert Creeley)

Middle-night stillness

Dog’s breath beside bed


There’s no one here 

Friday, November 17, 2017

turning to

even now,
wind gust
crosses road --
for the wind
there is no
other side --
only cross
with no other.
If you want
to learn love
begin here --
as sun nods
to tree top
turning to

Thursday, November 16, 2017

no, afterlife

             (a haiku for Dan)

in her turned garden

white ashes scattered after months

what remains of thislife

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


If you ask: Do I believe in God?

I will have to ask: Where am I?

If I look at where I am, and see ‘I am here’

and to be here is to be ‘in God’,

then I am being asked

if I believe where I am.

The sorrow of our time is

we do not believe where we are.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

join them

true, world’s nuts

it’s how we keep on

until we stop,

get off, safely insane

break fast

I’ll have coffee and rye toast. A side of sausage links. And, please, could you bring me a new White House. Hold the current thinking, it’s gone bad. For a change I’d like sincerity, kindness, and truth with marmalade. What will that cost?

if you hear my voice today, harden not your hearts

We read psalms

we wonder

praying our


will transcend

dualistic flaw

mind cringes


Lord punishes

and causes pain

But “his love

endures forever”

Reality is reality

Love is love

no dual reading

says Yes as

one and other

are not two.

By the way,

don’t make one

but see whole

the absence of

which is why

we don’t pray

or know what

prayer is

Monday, November 13, 2017


Purring cat

it is November

between blankets

Sunday, November 12, 2017

edge; else

The edge

of what?

It is all I know

what is touched

there, intermingling

boundaryless this

with that, like

emptiness, we are

open space, where

nothing separate

is what we are

Nothing else