Sunday, July 31, 2011

a river of stones #31 End of July

a bright sunny day
might have a huge cloud
hanging over it
it's still
a bright sunny day

Thank you Fiona and Kaspa for another insightful, inspiring month!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

a river of stones #30

we need
to get our ducks
all in a row

Friday, July 29, 2011

a river of stones #29

..and then
there are other
beautiful things
so small
that we

Thursday, July 28, 2011

a river of stones #28

sometimes I think
they're just showing off
blue jays

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a river of stones #27

in a nursing home

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a river of stones #26

wheel chairs, walkers
oxygen tanks, penny slots
tuesdays at the casino

Monday, July 25, 2011

a river of stones #25

Today, I gathered all my worries
put them in a jar and threw them
into the sunset
I watched as they melted
then disappeared
out of reach
far beyond the horizon

Sunday, July 24, 2011

a river of stones #24

sunday afternoon
watching pelicans go back
and forth

Saturday, July 23, 2011

a river of stones #23

only a second
away from death
we breath in
we breath out
all facing
the same


Friday, July 22, 2011

a river of stones #22

I didn’t go anywhere today, again

I was here in the garden, thinking about you

And me and how long the nights used to be

As we danced and drank and made love

Without a care or want for anything more

Than the space we shared between us

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a river of stones #21

I am not a political person and certainly do not want to step on anyone's toes but feel I must say something in response to the apocalyptic fear that has been recently fed to The People from our government.

If I was 14 trillion dollars in debt and unable to pay my bills, wouldn't I pretty much be on my way to jail?

Book 'em.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a river of stones #20

sunset over Catalina
tomorrow, I think I'll paint something

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a river of stones #19

Think about it.

and the sign says
long hair freaky people
need not apply

Monday, July 18, 2011

a river of stones #18

I have a feeling my husband gives my dog lots of treats when I'm not there.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

a river of stones #17

sometimes I get so deep into my thoughts
I get so deep into my thoughts
deep into my thoughts
into my thoughts
so deep

Saturday, July 16, 2011

a river of stones #16

today I had an appointment
to do the unthinkable
but, I couldn't
so I didn't


Friday, July 15, 2011

a river of stones #15

full moon
sometimes just thinking about it
is overwhelming

Thursday, July 14, 2011

a river of stones #14

today my mind is blank

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a river of stones #13

always on the edge
forgiving, forgetting
trying to get ahead
to the front of the class
ahead of the BMW
that always has to pass
every car on the freeway
spinning wooden wheels
deep into muddied holes
splashing, trashing
when steel rims are required
faking it, making it, not
one inch closer
to the truth...not
one inch ahead
of anything

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a river of stones #11, 12


please don't ever
call me
your significant other
I am no one's
significant anything
much less
an 'other'


It's midnight, all the doors are locked, everyone's asleep, and still, the moonlight is coming through the upstairs window.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

a river of stones #10

Let’s say you needed ten thousand dollars. Which would be easier, faster, and more practical? Selling ten items for a thousand dollars apiece? Selling a thousand items for ten dollars apiece? Or, selling ten thousand items for one dollar each?

Go for it.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

a river of stones #8, 9

in dreams I fly through the fog on the wings of a bird


I taught Olivia how to play a song on the piano today
then listened to it in my head
...all night long.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

a river of stones #7

I saw four birds today
all were singing
none were complaining

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

a river of stones #6

Mr. B

It's been five years
Since you've been gone
I still smell the scent
Of your aftershave
I feel the strength of your smile
I see the look in your eyes
As the side of the hospital bed
Clanks you safely into place
I remember that moment when
Your heart and mine knew
There was no turning back
And now, all I can say is
I miss you terribly and, like you,
I do not care for hospital beds

a river of stones 3,4,5

July 5

trash day
just wondering
if the those guys
ever get tired
of picking up
the trash
just wondering

July 4

I can't believe
how wonderful it is
to not have a schedule
and be alone with one's self
with the world

July 3

grandchildren are here
to remind us of our childhoods
what went wrong
what went right

Saturday, July 02, 2011

a river of stones 1,2 July 2011

July 2

no matter how early I rise
in the morning
the birds and my grandchildren
are already up

July 1

the year is
half over with
six months closer
to the end
of our lives