Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Florida executes Manuel Valle 28 Sept. 2011

his gaunt, old body
strapped to a gurney waiting
for a lethal dose

Monday, September 26, 2011


Rosary held
by hands once smooth now gnarled
promises kept

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

skate key

rusty skate key
found in a crowded attic
bruised knee memories

Monday, September 19, 2011

lost symphonies

faded ticket stub
found in an old coat's pocket
lost symphonies

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 shadows

Bright autumn morning
bluest of skies overhead
then two dark shadows

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday morning, 9/11/2001

Ordinary morning
bluest of skies, crisp, clear air
until the shadows

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

City Blackbirds

umbrellas take flight
on a windy afternoon
so many blackbirds