Friday, December 24, 2010

Walking at 3 am


Northwind bends tree
hissing icy sleet
peppers the street.
Shadows flee
where feet
and sidewalk meet;
darkness echos
footstep in corners,
walking the brick
under the beams
around the corner
and back again.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snarky Snorp.


Truffles afoot and torn asunder
this parcel of hogs is out to plunder
and snuffle the truffle and hoof it about
then dig it up with a dirty pink snout.

The trick is to get it before it is ett.
(Piggys gets giddy with truffles i bet)
Would you reel him in like a fish on a hook
Or give him some slop and a really good book?


(Sorry, I just finished watching The Grinch)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Death in the family



Waxy still warm-
recently deceased.
Lying quiet among
living towers
of ruddy inebriation;
Not of my tribe
the squat hearty sturdy
rooted in reality
mired in sobriety
sorrows not soaked.
Purposely unpickled
Sealed up-saved for later.
Sooner longs for later
and the last silent stag
slips into the shadows,
and the stage is set for change.