Monday, September 15, 2014

I AM WOMAN!

"I AM WOMAN!"

with Patricia

"I am Woman!"
you mug as you
twist off the stem
of a fallen leaf.

"I'm glad you are!"
I say as I watch
you doing it.

Now, I read this
to you, as I sit
here beside you.

(15 SEP 2014, V.V. Santa Clara CA)v3

BEET FUDGE

BEET FUDGE 
 
Somebody'S uprooted my beets, 
leaving me with just one
large, gnarly, greens-less one
 
I've pressure-cooked, diced, 
& chilled, like beet fudge, 
slowly savoring it cold.
 
(12 SEP 2014 Santa Clara CA)V2

Friday, September 12, 2014

ALL THE LOVE

ALL THE LOVE

to Patricia

All the love
you filled your life with
is coming back to you now
if not quite when you want it;

& I come, with my heart,
& sit beside you
to tell you this,
telling you this.


(12 SEP 14 Santa Clara CA)v2

Sunday, September 7, 2014

IDENTICAL TWINS

IDENTICAL TWINS



Corrine & Bonnie,


identical blue-eyed blonde long-legged twins,
wiggle & scratch each others' backs
pretending to be tyrannosauri, squealing

“We're 6, we're in the first grade!”
Their grandmother tells them apart:
“Corrine's platinum, Bonnie's like I once was.”

07 SEP 14, V. V. Santa Clara CA)v3

Saturday, September 6, 2014

SAMMY

Sammy

Sammy
the blind & deaf
cocker spaniel
with big paws

whines whenever
Heather's gone.
When she walks him,
he's happily silent.

(06 SEP 14 ,v.v. Santa Clara CA)


Thursday, September 4, 2014

I Adore You

I ADORE YOU

with Patricia

"I adore you"
you say suddenly,
embarassing me;

"please, don't"
I say earnestly.
You smile.

(04 SEP 14,  V.V., Santa Clara CA)v.2

Friday, August 29, 2014

We have come through

with Patricia

“We have come through “
you say, amazing me

& I turn, facing you,
amazed. With

Lawrence's words,
we have come thru.

(29 AUG 14, Santa Clara CA)v2