Monday, January 30, 2012

30 January 2012

When we first met, I
Wanted you more than our lives
Would ever allow.
30 January 2012

The second in my series of "birthday" haiku for people who have been extremely important in my life.

Friday, January 27, 2012

27 January 2012

As tired as I am,
Sleep remains only a hope.
My mind will not rest.
27 January 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

26 January 2012

Feeling weary, old,
I waited out the day, home.
Tomorrow, I'll work.
26 January 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

23 January 2012

Walking back from class
Today, feeling old and tired,
Leaning on my stick.

23 January 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

21 January 2012

Winds off the lake bring
Sheets of snow, making the world
All but disappear.
21 January 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 January 2012: A second one

Another year past
Without the touch of your hand
Or your lips on mine.
20 January 2012

This is the first of what may become a number of poems this year about people who have meant a great deal to me over the years, intended as birthday presents to them...

20 January 2012

Ice builds up beneath
My wipers; what I can see
Approaches nothing.
20 January 2012

Written after spending 45 minutes to drive 8 miles home from work...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 January 2011

Driving this morning,
The fence posts disappeared.
A snowstorm coming...

12 January 2011

Update:  That snowstorm never quite got here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

8 January 2012

Three long days, inside,
Saying the same words over
And over again.

8 January 2012

(Which is what happens when you're at a conference in order to interview 22 people for the same job.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

4 January 2012

Under the new snow
A sheet of ice might surprise
Careless travelers
4 January 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2 January 2012

Driving toward home
The second day of the year
Through rain, gale-force winds.

2 January 2012

(Not exactly a New Year's poem, but close enough.)