Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Zinnias in vase
of water, so many
colors, reds, purples, yellows
oranges and whites
on a small white table
this was
yesterday, today
I dug up
the cucumbers, long pole beans
sugar snap peas, arugula and lettuce
and I planted
long pole beans, sugar snap peas
arugula, mesculin, lettuce
broccoli rabe and mustard greens
and sparrows came to the birdbath
and drank the water

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Hive

A swarm of bees
Yellow Jackets
My dog and me
They are building a nest
In an old birdhouse
Hanging from a pine tree
Only a split second
It takes for me
To know, understand
We run, Freddy and me
Away from the swarm
He running in cricles
And me rubbing frantically
My scalp, days later
Still my head hurts
I feel the bumps
I should have
Worn a hat