Monday, December 11, 2023


Lips like knives,

Rose cheeks hives...

Hillocks of honey

sweetly prick me.

Friday, October 27, 2023


When vivid hues pale

to twilight and cold

colors fade for a spell,

softness lustfully sheds gold

as leaves tumble stiff and frail.  

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Heaven's Smithy


"Floor of copper, floor of gold....Beyond the custom-house door, ajar, the street at sunset seemed aflame."

Monday, September 04, 2023

Bright Showers

Puddle steps mar


Waves distort aspects

as moist air translates

her hair's scent

to redolent Dianthus.

Skyline's penumbra stretches

'cross obsidian streets

as we dissolve lento

in downpours of light.


Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Grid

The petite and ubiquitous 

bowling greens of suburbia

beyond freeways

Where the love made is 

ephemeral and frayed

as travel toothbrushes. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


Skinflint sky above,

clouds hold rain

like bands of misers.

They banish Sun 

and dull day's shine 

to the leaden mean. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023


"Day at last dawns; and like the raised curtains of a tabernacle, golden clouds furling into large scrolls uncover the sky." Flaubert, The Temptation of St. Anthony.


Thursday, July 06, 2023

Friday, June 30, 2023


Pendent wan leaves

curl agin tapering gales

over stubbled sward.

Bairns behind panes

pine for handsome gold

of Summer's lust.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023


Stars fall in warm eyes.

Zones of temperate dilation

burn cares away in damp groves.

Love's breath, like sunbeams,

spreads golden vistas. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023


The door opens to stars above.

A goodnight kiss stabs 

my jaw like toothache.

Eve's breath dishevels hair.

Pistol in hand...

A bullet shatters her window.

She sleeps. 

Impossible a body so serene's

not dead.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Still Life Shade



"Perception, in its pure state, is, then, in very truth, a part of things."