April 24, 2014

Night arrives
secondhand and strange, half-
moon glow across the glass.
On the table,
misplaced midnight waits

to be claimed.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #tanka-plus

April 22, 2014

The strange birds,
migrating, stop in
our yard for

some seed.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #haiku-plus

April 21, 2014

Bright sky, blank
as a sheet of paper,
perhaps waiting
to be origami-
folded, or cut with verse.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #tanka

April 20, 2014

Won’t the sun
wake and cast his eye
upon us

through the grey?

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #haiku-ish

April 19, 2014

We wait
for the rain to end.
Our bodies grow restless.

You press yourself
to me, searching for warmth.
The rain continues.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry

April 19, 2014

At night, the cats
move through the unbroken
dark, pause to eat.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #haiku

April 17, 2014

Another storm,
a flash too easily
remembered.
You turn from the window
as the rumbling builds.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #tanka

April 16, 2014

In half-light, our
cat kneads the black blanket—
pressing and
alternating paws,
sharing her cruel gift.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #tanka

April 15, 2014

Half-awake
as lightning-kissed windows
briefly reveal
pattern and form and then
back to our black dawn.

#napowrimo #poetry #poem #tanka

April 14, 2014

Sweeping years
of leaves from the roof—
half-composted—
the metal crevices
ready for planting.

#napowrimo #poem #poetry #tanka #adaybehind