Friday, May 29, 2009

Lust For Life






















A long time in the salty sea
the sea anemone
attached to coral and stone
waits
until a passing fish
triggers
venom-filled
tentacles.
Anemone fires
a harpoon filament,
injects the fish with toxin
and gently, ever so gently,
the tentacles guide the prey
into anemone's mouth.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Green Tree Frog




Seething with
creative furor,
restless sleeper
keeping vigil,
you sing
rain showers
into being.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ancient Redwood Burl




Encapsulated seeds
of verdant life
genetically
identical to
Mother Tree.

Woody swelling
waiting
to burst forth
in times of stress
ensuring

immortality.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Brown Sunday




Brown emits
no light,
to astronomers'
eyes.
No matter...
brown
grounds,
stimulates
the appetite.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Flower of Light



Roots in the
slime, then a
growing upward through
opaque waters until
you flower in the sun
and light
of heaven.

Perfection of Beauty

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Garter Snake

Twenty-four hours in a day times
nine days equals
216 hours of rain,
after which a ball of fire
in the sky
entices
you from the deck's
underbelly
onto the warm stone.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Elephant's Eye





















In the
Elephant's Eye
my-
self reflected.
Though
there's no
evidence of
Ancient Burial Grounds,
there's proof
they do
caress
the bones
of their dead

and weep.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wilhemina








We call her Wilhemina
Tall and willowy though she be
Her low and sweeping branches
Create for him
A canopy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Seventh Day





And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made

Gen. 2:2
King James Bible

Friday, May 1, 2009

Birth Day





















You emerge
Perfectly formed
From the moist, warm
Womb.
The first breath
Is harsh.
You hiss with disdain
As she calmly cleans you,
Nudges you,
Encourages you,
Until you sigh
with weak resign
And rise
To meet
Your life.