#137. the flying walrus

January 9, 2010

my father used to fly us
through the western pennsylvanian
ohio and west virginian skies.

my brothers and i were always thrilled
to be invited along on that ride
although the joy was different for each.

i do not know what kicks my brothers
gathered on those weekend afternoons
we didnt talk much then or even now.

but i really enjoyed the feel of taking the stick
with my dad giving it over but more i loved
knowing that even so he was still captain.

#46. The Stillness

October 11, 2009

The Stillness

on a sunday
with a dog’s coughing
coming through the window
the scent of you
in my nose
the sound of your skirt
gently swirling.

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