Monthly Archives: September 2015

Two Kayaks and a Space Rocket (for Davy Weale)

I posted an article on facebook the other day about evidence being found for water on Mars. Davy Weale hilariously commented, “I’ve got two kayaks if you’ve got a space rocket.” So this is his fault. Two Kayaks and a … Continue reading

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In Camera

The camera holds more and less Than I see on September mudflats. It holds the count of gulls and crows Scattered on the light-scattered film Of water trickling back toward Shore as the afternoon tide turns. It holds the sky … Continue reading

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Acts of Love (wedding poem for Laura and Rayan)

Some mornings while the coffee brews Silences may settle around a few Repeated phrases of birdsong Drifting through the open window. Remember there’s no need to measure out Precisely, like flour and eggs and salt, Any perfect ratios of words … Continue reading

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Limerick #2

Geese loud overhead at sunrise Tell me autumn’s come to revise All of summer’s green myths Into blackening drifts— Corpses of these fucking fruit flies.

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Once September Held

Once September held The sound of rain on canvas, The taste of woodsmoke On your lips—but I only Think of you now in past tents

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Choreography

I know a dancer used to dream The wind in bare gray trees at night Till, she says, in a twilight field She laughed with the pale moon rising. The grass was wet beneath her feet, And down a gentle … Continue reading

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North Wind In September

On faint paths by the sea now, the firm hips of wild roses are bare to the north wind, red, bright

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