Otherwise

Otherwise
opinions about life, work, and spirituality

Day 33

December 9th, 2009

placed your head,
my pillow
and slept

Day 32

December 8th, 2009

night frost glints
as
shattered mirror
broke ground
the moon in
shards of
grass

Day 31

December 7th, 2009

true gift

Advice inflames
an itchy rash
that spreads crimson
from tip of toe to
top of tangled hair
But empathy’s
a cool bath
balm for the body
and silk sheets
to sleep on.

Day 30

December 6th, 2009

In winter
the sun slides smooth
across my palm
perfect
round
apricot

Day 29

December 5th, 2009

the moon
scrap of white
in blue
like
a little girl’s faded dress
hung in breeze
a clothes line
the
dust and prairie sky.

Day 28

December 4th, 2009

this bed’s not built for three

Mid night
my family’s festivities
the bed
begin.
Baby kicks,
can-cans covers,
spirited squealing.
Sleeping husband goes for gold
in feverish
four a.m front-crawl.

I
in middle
audience stolen from slumber
clap quietly
and
wonder when…
will I ever…
sleep.

Day 27

December 3rd, 2009

vaccination

i’ve been

!shot!

for health

my arm
throbs
and
i’d like to go to bed

Day 26

December 2nd, 2009

in
early morning
the
winter sun
sneaks
through my neighbourhood
a spirited lover
but
the shadows
a cruel and jealous husband
bruise the landscape
purple, navy

Day 25

December 1st, 2009

Step, slip
slide
a veil of frost
the sidewalk