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Kisses of October

Your sounds in the night are soft with wild heartbeats getting you through each curve ball in the subconscious. My arms tangle around the fur of the cats and your right forearm. Sleep can get me. I swallow and lumps... Continue Reading →

Kisses Kissing Kisses -Revisited-

Under starlight, you placed your lips on mine. Kisses met in the air just as the cool summer met my calves. Shiver under the chill of starlight that kisses Earth, two stars caught, met in darkness. Au the distance: us... Continue Reading →

love does this (in October)

From every corner you are the wind in my hair and the voice that brings laughter. Our hands touch walls of corn maizes, our palms press against seams of orange pumpkins, fingers edge each drying stem. In October leaves scatter... Continue Reading →


beneath blankets fresh from linen closets, behind glass comfort, hot tea. grey are the silver droplets caught by dying rose petals

Revisit Warmth

Settle sun, you warm me when I fall behind in gratitude and need to see you to remember. The cold floor comes to claim tears before they stain it with salt. Settle sun, I ask on the days, the voice... Continue Reading →

West Hill Roll

the west hills fog rolls over waking mind sweet into autumn calm perspective held innate gift of northern hemisphere the yearly journey takes breath hiding beneath leaves rain dampens the light sky clears brisk and bright   

Dear October

Dear October, Thank you.  Thank you, Ann, for the book, October Song, by poet Vargus Pike. In my past I have also sought to accomplish a poem a day in October and in April, and have started to read Pike's... Continue Reading →

Color and Light

How many times will I write about the night you taught me to drive in the snow? Your pale hands in the dark air-- my own on the navy wheel, like it was a big ship pulling to port, our... Continue Reading →


When it was still October a sad time to wait, I held your hands in mine with bated breath and wept. Left pieces of myself with you, in your snow covered lashes, with your spinning arms in the leaves, leaves... Continue Reading →

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