Monday, May 14, 2012

202 South


Green lights ahead--
emeralds on a strand of
dotted white lines.

In the distance, hills lie
like sleeping women

as Orion reclines,
a hunter at ease,
in the May sky.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spotted


Love was spotted
naked-eye visible
to any and all
at fifty yards
some time ago
for a while
since then
my armor
has strengthened
against arrows
of all sorts
and my senses
have sharpened
for dangers
not of pursuit
or capture
but the inevitable
release
of an animal
habituated
comforted
grown soft, even
then sprung
lean
wild
and
hungry

A Letter to My Students

I don’t say it enough, but I care about you. Each of you. That’s why I’m here. It’s too much work to do it for the money, so there must be ...