She Spills the Water

she spills the water

planting sunflower seeds

blind since birth


This poem was inspired by catching a few minutes of Gardener’s Week on which someone was growing her garden based on the touch and smell of the plants. And, to finish, here’s Eels because goddam right, it’s a beautiful day –

Water Bowl

water bowl

left out for a cat who’s died

a blackbird splashes in


This poem was inspired by my garden and the birds who visit. And, to finish, here’s Julian Cope, the very sane – the only man who gets a pass while rocking a ponytail and tights combo –

Old Cedar


old cedar

gnarled from the weather’s grip

saying our goodbyes


This poem was inspired by the photo of a Colorado cedar, which was taken by Paloma during her travels on the road.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a working link to any of Paloma’s blogs to share here (!?).

And, to finish, here’s Ian Dury and the Blockheads –