Monday, October 31, 2005

october's last eve
death on my doorstep
only three feet tall

october twilight
in quiet voices
the river and the duck

Sunday, October 30, 2005

who's name
does the jay call?
cemetery's edge
in the men's room
her phone number
won't scrub off

Friday, October 28, 2005

lighting up his face

Thursday, October 27, 2005

with a knife
forcing a smile
onto the pumpkin

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

on his way to work
surprised by snow

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

first snow
the bluejay shoveling
seeds to the ground

Monday, October 24, 2005

the mallard's call

Sunday, October 23, 2005

squeezing tomatoes
i can't help
but grin

Saturday, October 22, 2005

steady downpour
my spare
is flat too

Friday, October 21, 2005


Thursday, October 20, 2005

this trail that i'm on
all covered with leaves
so this is how autumn begins

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

she asks
if the stars too have changed
infirmary ceiling

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

wind blown leaves
the old gate opens
and slams

Monday, October 17, 2005

autumn mist
the well-defined path
fading away

Sunday, October 16, 2005

putting a new roof
on the old house
autumn leaves

Saturday, October 15, 2005

faded leaves
tumbling from the tree
empty nest

Friday, October 14, 2005

poor connection . . .
my 'i miss you'

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

behind the barn
a swirl of leaves
against the dog's body

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

river between them
two old willows
touch branches

Monday, October 10, 2005

separating fog
from fog
strand of barbed wire

Sunday, October 09, 2005

after the parade
a child's fascination
with horse droppings

Saturday, October 08, 2005

seated on the john
the tilt
of his cowboy hat

Friday, October 07, 2005

surprise party
cake frosting
on the dog's nose

Thursday, October 06, 2005

the butcher
putting on clean white gloves
day begins

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

barn shadows
the sound of rats
in the corn barrel

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

his laughlines
and her laughlines
their bulldog grins too

Monday, October 03, 2005

slow ripples
from a turtle's back

Sunday, October 02, 2005

startled horse
the october moon
shivers in the pond

Saturday, October 01, 2005

rain puddle
two boys
pissing the moon