Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Raining in Texas

it's raining in Texas.
my swimming suit sits at the bottom of my bag,
the swimming pool resonates with every droplet,
my brain is swimming with models of space debris
and micrometeroids light the atmosphere at night.
I'd eat crawfish if the gumbo weren't so good,
and drink red wine while reviewing perl code and
wondering if all of it won't overflow and join
the streams flowing down the gutters.
I'll hold that all inside and let the sparks
fly at night, connecting everything into
one cosmic understanding.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

packing, again, still slow

I know why it takes so long
to pack, because I remember that
the plants must be watered sometime,
so may as well be now.
my sweetheart needs sustenance,
home made granola and yogurt,
the dog needs a walk, and I need a nap.
the laundry needs to be done, and I need
to find a good book to read, knowing
it is unlikely that I will ever crack the
cover, I need to write that card I've been
meaning to write, and my socks need
to be sorted.
I know why it takes so long,
so much to be done that should
have been done long ago.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

we should be so small

we are so small 
tiny besides the single rock
that towers over us, covered in
the purest of snow fallen from the skies
this grey morning,
we drive by, the car windows
speckled with liquid droplets
that distort our view, we too
could use a new lens to see
ourselves as we should be,
dancing lightly on this 
magnificent Earth, our only home,
the most precious gem in 
the universe,
let's look through a new lens
and live differently, to protect
that upon which we depend
for our very 
lives.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What do you want?

what do you want from me,
that doleful look, is life really so glum
that you linger on the cold floor instead
of your comfy couch and stare at me 
as I try to ignore you.
I am bad with neediness as a regular diet
so it's best if you go off to do other things
now, yes, now, go on, go on.
I wave my arms at you in the direction
of the living room and you reluctantly
slink away, tail between your legs, ears
down, so disappointed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spelling Errors

what happened
i never used to make them.
a "c" instead of an "s",
where instead of were,
or wear, or armadilo instead
of armadillo.
they said that would happen one day,
the double and and, and I would
not notice until the next day,
horrified I delete the second and,
and hope for the best the next day
knowing that I sometimes don't
remember how to spell things
and rely on spell check.
technology is wonderful.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Making the Investment in Love


we hide behind a wall of anonymity,
carefully crafted works, the personal brand,
looking the other way, 
behind them,
no eye contact,
parsing words and polling the
response, hoping for the best,
until the rubber hits the road and
we look in each other's eyes and 
wonder what the ROI is, was
there adequate investment, 
well funded development time,
the right product, the right
customer base, 
you have to get out from behind
the wall and talk to the customer
about what's most important.
in life, 
it's love. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day

puppies frolic in fresh snow
children with sleds slide down slippery hillsides
bikes leave their mark,
one wavy line, then two, back to one.
the trees are dressed in pure white
the sound of cars muffled, an 
occasional buzzing of studded snow
tires chatter on the road.
A bench gazes out at the creek at the 
bottom of the bank, no one is sitting
there but it is not lonely.