Monday, January 31, 2022

Visitors from Virginia


the tour guide  

drives all over town  

wheels keep turning  


their shadow remains  

forever in my memories  

and in my heart 




three days together  

hugs laughter food festivities  

tears of joy  


longest embrace  

at dreaded departure time  

goodbye tears 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Cat - The Helper

company coming  

helps to vacuum and dust-  

not really 



left winter clothes on the bed  

kept the cat warm 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Fear of Bloodshed


each day  

births new fears of bloodshed  

all on high alert  

Referring to fear of additional violence after 1/6/2022 attack in Washington DC

Gifted Flowers Remember


cold, indoor days  

gifted flowers remember  

that warm smile  


-11 degrees Fahrenheit (23.889 C.) so I will avoid going outside, if possible  

Monday, January 24, 2022

Footprints. Shadows.


anonymous neighbors  

follow the bunny hop tune  

dance line footprints  


blue shadows
on cold winter mornings
silver silence


footprints on heart
til we are nose to nose
cat's eyes

#footprints for all my cats

Sunday, January 23, 2022



treat the whole body
for the kindest care


the best decisions
in a life well-lived are made


will I be awake
the whole night til the pink
of winter's sunrise



chained to the weather app
like watching the stock market
pray numbers go up

Saturday, January 22, 2022



shadow blades  

moves into myriad shapes  

light dancers  


1/21/2022 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Minutes. Moments.


time ticks on with  
longer winter days  
snow melts  


counting the minutes  
til soft soothing sleep comes  
in my dreams  


shelves empty again  
of double-ply toilet paper  
hold it  


precious moment  
enthralled with prized poems  
solitary student 

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands