poetry. thoughts and more than make-believe.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Trying to yoga myself to sleep

sleepy-eyed tonight
wanting down blankets
down pillows
dreams of a bed-bay-window
down the street
lights flickering
Dickeness streets

"Mom can I have chocolate milk?
Can you get my pajama pants?
Will you do yoga with me?"

we did
us four women

and my romantic bedtime thoughts
were post-realistic postures
posing
creating space
moments
time 
needed to be
just be
be
b
e
with my daughters not as their
mom
maid
playmate
protector

but as their equal
momentarily breathing
universal breathes
connecting
earth 
sky

relaxed for bedtime stories

now in the peace of the crickets
trains
soft heart lights

down pillow dreams
wait patiently

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Shaving is optional

sitting in the front seat
she said

shaved legs feel like plastic...a plastic bag


afterwards... 
shaving for the first 10 year old time

i told her it: 
was a good description

but tonight i wonder
if it's only the beginning

girls being plastic
not being themselves
wrapped in seran 
                         bubble
                         white grocery bags
                         paper or plastic miss, the young bleach blonde woman asked tonight??



p.s....(i choose paper
shaving is optional
i must be 'being' in my plastic bag girl world)








Sunday, June 08, 2008

Pool 1

sundial 
       sunburn
              what time are we leaving?

sitting
       silently
               people-watching

sinking
      slowly
              under the warm pool shades

sunscreen
     slams
              on girlfriends cheeks

so
      so
          glad for an afternoon swim

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

tornado watch

her friend called
"there's a level 3 tornado watch"
they didn't want
to drift into the dreamland

"it's not even raining"
i said
"tornado's don't just pop out of nowhere"
their eyes smiled,
understanding

the upstairs two
nodded
after i said
their evening prayers:
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John  (how many times have they asked me who these men were?)
Bless this bed you lay upon
Four posts upon your bed
Two angels overhead
Two to watch
And two to pray
And two to guide you
Night and Day
Amen


with white light
guarding the house

while the oldest
brain-glued her eyes to
the weather channel
telling me she was hungry

then, of all times
i dumped an entire bowl of
Kellogg flakes with sweets
over the kitchen floor

the dog quickly
ate the bits of floating
chocolate left on the floor
milk seeping into the
old wood cracks

sure some other force
knocked the bowl out of my hand
i felt unaffected
cleaning up cereal at
9pm
getting her another bowl without reflex

"see they're below us,
we're here," i spoke
walking into the front flower pot room
touching the t.v. screen

"ya, they're alot further down now"
she relaxed into her triangle stretch

"bedtime"

Monday, June 02, 2008

Mirrorshot

the left eyebrow
painted on blue
perfect St. Louis

      while the right 
      blue brow
      stuck at the arch

              redraw
              redrew


              


Eyebrow collage

Sunday, June 01, 2008

dryerwater dream

i looked inside

the dryer
(not the washer)
shiny metal with a puddle                   emotions
at the back of the machine

i shook the dryer

more water
plus more                                              more emotions
sitting puddle 
rising inside

i took the inside out

starwishing the water
would just drain                                   plus more emotions
down

but 

it continued
rising
rise
ri
sing
ahhh....orange, yellow, 
not clear water surfacing                     and more plus plus emotions
up to my waist
along side

i thought

the only way
one way
for the water to                                      less emotion
empty

d
o
w
n

was to close the bathroom door

shut the water inside                             less again

i opened the door
the water                                                 emotion

gone
"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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