Chill from the floor seeps through The soles of my bare feet Potentiating the numbing effect Of sheer Unalloyed Exhaustion Sound and light sharply infiltrate Unwelcome Echoing through my untenanted space As spectres that frighten thought into hiding Beneath ancient furniture Stiff and formal, heavy brocade Emotionless Draped in sheets that may as well … Continue reading Weary


Sometime in mid-winter, When the snow is grimy and deflated Tired, clinging halfheartedly to frigid mud And the light is sharp, glaring and angled Devoid of warmth, unsympathetic to the eye Subtle longing begins Images of wading, hip-deep Through green-gold fields that swish and shimmer Affronted grasshoppers, startled leaps on papery wings Sun-gilded leaves, and murmuring … Continue reading December