Snow clings to sides of treesblown by worldly windsof last night’s winter storm In warm morning sunlightthuds of ice fall like glaciers calvingpocking the snow below Limbs let go of what weighs them downto lift toward the sun and blossom “Zen says everything preaches the dharma…”– Nancy Mujo Baker, dharma teacher and philosophy professor For … More Release

New Now

Gather fluttering energy in the tender green season of this new now, like an infant not knowing, not acting, not speaking, pierce through mystery with joy of new eyes Fresh grass bends easily in faint breaths of wind embrace blurred boundaries as transient truths Photo by Mihály Köles courtesy of Unsplash

February Caesura

No song of color in the sky this morning No scales of pink and peach and orange No whole note of a full moon settingNot even empty music stavesJust a silent pause of grey Note: A Caesura in music is a brief, silent pause in which metrical time is not counted. Photo taken from my … More February Caesura


When the road traveledis covered with silent snow,finding the path to followis buried in uncertainty. Who knows, though? Perhaps the journey may take a turn,leading to winter windfalls. Original version posted January 22, 2018. Photo taken at Firefighters Park in Troy, MI USA

Trying to Reconcile

How can I understand in my heartwhat doesn’t make sense in my head? How can I reconcile spiritual preceptswith logical ambiguity? Could it be like the canvas of skythere to support the changing clouds? Could it be like the constant silencethere to support splashes of sound? Photo taken from my front porch.

Misty Morn

Fog muddled boundaries between lake and sky. Six mallards, dark specks on the grey lake, chattered in a group; one lone male sat on the far side of the path. Blackbirds squawked, sparrows chirped; all obscured by the grey above. In the fervor of this curious weather, the lake was alive with fowl exhortation. A … More Misty Morn

Ode to an Avocado

Avocado, amazing fruithow I love your ample heart,your creamy pale green flesh Avocado, amazing treeblooms female by morning, male by duskromance me with your nourishment This post was inspired by an article in Marginalian titled “Chance, Choice, and the Avocado: The Strange Evolutionary and Creative History of Earth’s Most Nutritious Fruit”. Illustration is titled Avocado … More Ode to an Avocado


His phone went kaflooey His email won’t work But this guy’s not bothered Since he is an introvert Photo by bruce mars courtesy of Unsplash