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Archive for April, 2011

Sails doused and stowed, the anchor set in muddy bottom
Reclining crew rest tired feet up on the transom
Raised glasses clink as rose red sun’s descent is toasted
Day’s tales regaled, awash in evening’s pastel palette

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Accused of youth in wisdom lacking
My reply is simply asking

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Coming of age
Youth recedes with all its
Compelling purposes
What purpose now?

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All lovers know time’s not the same
When parting as when meeting
It speeds perversely to farewells
And crawls when wanted fleeting

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The autumn leaf doesn’t mourn
Other leaves that fall before it
Doesn’t question why it remains
Longer on the tree

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Remembering your hug
Flesh takes reluctant leave of ground
Bones resist the turbined tug

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Cold winds advance
Sweeping out the insect feast
Of one mind, birds lift from lakes and trees
Rising like a wintry yeast

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The mezzo mouser
twitches in sleep
Chasing squeaking tenors with gray tails
in a twilight opera

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GRANTMAKER:
There’s a dire problem in the world
We’re determined to delete
If you’ve set your hat to end it too
Perhaps then we should meet

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