Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kabuzz, sometimes it's like gnat.

These two.
I want to give them everything, always, forever.
I want to catch the morning sunshine in a jar and pour it 
all over their pancakes. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

It Just Does

These days in August are special.
Probably for everyone, always, forever.
If you grew up with a hot August then you know what 
I am talking about.

You want to get the most out of everything.
Fall is right around the corner.
Eat all the peaches.
Savor the remaining melons.
Fill your belly with sweet, sweet corn 
because in a flash it is gone.

And all you have are the memories and
peach juice drying in your "beard."

I am not in my usual place nowadays.
I am Upstate. Sundown.
How I got here is a story for another time
but let's just say I'm lucky.

I am painting in a barn.
I am swimming in a cold water hole.
I am riding a bike 
and I am catching all the reptiles 
and amphibians I can find.

Like I said, I am lucky.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Grow So Fast


It all goes too fast.
I have so much to say and not
enough time to say it
because I am busy trying
to keep up and not miss
a thing.


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Life Tricks

Feeling the sun shining down on you?
That's great.

That is what I imagine life being, like, the best life possible.

A stone, on a beach.
A fish, in a lagoon.
A leaf on top of a tree.
A bone, whitening in the desert.

What do you do with reoccurring  dreams?
When you know a room, or a path or a scenario so well...

What does it all mean and why did it choose me?

I don't know what to say about that.
I just wish it didn't feel so heavy.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Breakfast for Lunch

I had the startling realization today that by letting people do what they
are going to do, and giving them space and time to get their ideas or feelings out
all of a sudden they make a whole lot more sense.

Here I think that Burger is as stubborn as a clam when he won't open up to me.
Then I start to catch little bits of information if I just let him talk.
I ask minimal questions, or I save them for the end.

Tonight was simple, quiet and productive.

Guide by example, not force

I can't have certain expectations about who he, or anyone is or should be.
I can be happy they're alive and work to a space where we relate.

I am not kidding when I say that I have two children.

It's a lot, or it can be.
But I have support systems.
And that is as important 
as anything.