Thursday, October 11, 2012

Smile Marker


What is it
about you?

It is the way
that you smile
as I lean in
to give you a kiss.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Farewell from Welfare Island


The past is only a shadow emerging from
nowhere.

Life was somewhere forgotten
and sought refuge in depths of tears
and sorrows;
over this vast empire of solitude and darkness.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Farmer’s Soliloquy


“Oh! for a thousand tongues to sing
   My great Redeemer’s praise:
The glories of my Lord and King,
   The triumphs of His grace.”

Oh! for a thousand cedar posts
   To fence my garden ’round.
To hinder the neighbors’ pigs and goats
   From rooting up my potato ground.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It Is What It Is


We build it all
To watch it fall
We take it away
To our next days
Something better?
More clever?
Who knows?