Three Eights

Poetry in three-eights time.

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It's just me.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Wrong side

Form in Spanish, form in English.
Student signs, gossips, op'site sides.
Half the form is now blank, my half.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

My next body

When it is time to change bodies
And the nanotechs ask what kind,
I'm going to pick the same as you.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

To my erudite lover

My poems are hardly even
Worth reading for someone like you,
My well-educated lover.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A new pecking order

Grackles splatter blood where they hit,
Aggressive dive-bombers--damn all!
Pedestrians flee the onslaught.

Friday, May 06, 2005

I win

Out of reach sits the body wash
Resting at your natural level,
But your arms reach me perfectly.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Lie upon a bed of roses

Lie upon a bed of roses
And prick me when I come closer,
But no more shun or I will die.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

You must laugh at me

Here I sit, sipping Heffeweiz'n,
writing you letters and missing you.
Do they get there? I can't say.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Once I had a ring

Once I had a ring but lost it
And nothing I wear is the same.
I think it's changed sizes on me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ensnared or freed?

Am I crazy--here and over,
A little loop, back to then,
Again, again--thinking of her?

Friday, April 22, 2005


A little wine to hold the time--
Needing to know, so much to say.
I must wait, or lose completely.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

On writing a French poem

Pulling to pieces, bits to bits,
Syllabic sentences, letters,
Wordy words, dissecting it all.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

The portrait

Silver mane-bright eyes sitting curled
With her young colt--so sly!--and her
Soulful, bare hooves tucked underneath.

Sunday, April 03, 2005


Aimless lazing, drifty glazing,
All-day nothing-to-do Sunday
Spending my time thinking of you.

Friday, March 18, 2005

The letter U

Youth is gone when your back makes leave
And pains you, so that your legs shake,
And questions you, curled retortless.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Feeling loss

Small caperberries, sour and cold,
Lain in the bottom of the jar
Too far to reach without a fork.

Monday, February 21, 2005


Diet Coke for the try-it folk,
Is laughingly caffeine free, love,
But you are the real thing, no joke.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Southern food

Cornbread muffins with cream gravy
Go down warmly, grip your thighs,
Smooth out the wrinkles, sweet to eat.

Sunday, January 02, 2005


Koolhaas builds a great library--
Lucky Seattle!--blocks of color,
Spaces to see our faces in.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Daydreaming your scent

A Japanese crush, pure and puce,
Mellons rolling stripped on the grass,
The spring brings out fresh scents of you.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Morning coffee

Big, pink, ceramic mug, hand-made,
I pause to fill--coffee and milk--
And think of you, my morning love.