• cat

    the magic black cat laid upon my bed prognosticating a long journey into the darkness or maybe we only think opaqueness is dark looming as a ship used to believe the curve of the Earth’s horizon was the edge how many times do we ask the opaque curtain what lies beyond only the cat who […]

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  • For Walt Whitman

    Poets to come! orators, singers, musicians to come! Not today is to justify me and answer what I am for. But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than before known, Arouse! for you must justify me….I am a man who, sauntering along without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you and then […] Continue reading

  • Mystery

    i am swept up in graceNo longer myself but a vision I once hadbriefly a flash of light you created anewthe stars knowas does all of creation that you move among us soundlessly the gardener in his garden pronouncing everything goodyou are the artist painting rainbows across the sky the blue jay brushes against the […] Continue reading

  • on the Dakota night sky

    Driving down highway 83 south in the inky black midnightintent on the roada flashpoint of light out the driver’s side windowcatches my eye.With a gasp I slow the truckmesmerizeduntil a sudden bump reminds me of the shoulderand I pull to a stopa turn of the key then darkness descends. Utter silence surrounds me in the […] Continue reading

About Me

poet, diarist, writer, teacher, woman, fragile, strong, northern life is my domicile, my barbaric yawp exudes against the tide