At year's end

A year a month a day
a couple of hours [late]
three autumns
four seasons in sequence of non-
rudimental convictions.
Month in a week
day long[ed] hours dreadfully missed;
time still the only way
to gauge existence here
against the unsurmountable
notion of absence.

A year a month a day —
what kind of a difference make?
If any, or more.


Winter Solstice

"I hear
the tide turning. Last
eager wave over-
taken and pulled back
by first wave of the ebb."

— Denise Levertov

_ _ _

Winter rushed in last
on the crest of a full tide
veiled in mist whiter 
than snow blanketing the dirt
heavenly pure, predestined.

Happy December Solstice! Welcome Winter 2014!


Dream a dream

"The eye should learn to listen before it looks." — Robert Frank 



". . . and lean not on your own understanding;" ― Proverbs 3:5



Reminiscing forward

There are these words and things I mis[s]-
placed amidst hesitance and fear -
to seek uncovering onward


"Keeping things whole" (Mark Strand)

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

― Mark Strand (1934 - 2014)


Fractal [e]scapes XIV ― [A]historical

“Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward. And I don’t mean going back 
to reminisce or chase ghosts. I mean go back to see where you came from, where you've been, 
how you got here. See where you are going . . .  
I know there are those who say, you can't go back. 
Yes, you can. Just have to look at the right place.

_ _ _

"A fixed image of the future is in the worst sense ahistorical." 
― Juliet Mitchell