The Racers

August 21, 2018

as mothers hollered

and moths collided

the sweaty, mashed-hair kids

raced once more

through the streetlights’ fresh dots

then said their goodbyes

and pedaled slowly home

not yet understanding

how quickly summers go

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Beige Vinyl Siding

February 3, 2018

beige vinyl siding

slowly fading in the sun

american dream

Suburbia

January 26, 2018

outside my dark window

a nearby dog howls

at a distant moaning siren

while i meander

through a familiar dream

Indoor Recess

January 11, 2018

playground blacktop

painted white by fresh snow

daydreaming schoolchildren

and fogged up windows

Peekaboo

January 10, 2018

Winter peekaboos

through the crack under my door

Spring sits back and laughs

Rawboned Branches

January 4, 2018

long rawboned branches

stretch far through a freezing fog

to scratch the sky’s back

The New Year

January 3, 2018

blackbirds float

over frozen white fields

unaware of a new year