Thursday, January 4, 2007

Paper Wasp
Autumn, Winter, Spring 2006

Ash Wednesday—
I dust Jesus'
stained glass feet

evening rain—
filling my inbox
forwarded emails

the football
holding sunlit
muddy fingerprints

a child's kite drifts
above the steeple

palm sunday—
muddy footprints lead
to the church doors

with an owner
blows in moonlight

summer's end
the last shovel of dirt
on the dog's grave

to catch her breath
dandelion seeds continue

early autumn
the red oak shares leaves
with our neighbor's garden