Monday, February 14, 2011

flying north



                out on the sand spit
                godwits gorge themselves
                in preparation for
                the long flight home
                land is still frozen over
                but with the promise of spring
                they'll do that flight
                with no stopovers

                their human namesakes
                stuff themselves with coffee and cakes
                (this is my last)
                and check their passports  


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Missing Pieces

Visited my brother in hospital today.
Rehab they call it.
It's for those with missing pieces;
legs, arms, hands.
But the thing you miss most
is the smile.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

steps to the beach


                      who can resist
                      the steps to the beach
                      that cross the dunes 
                      bringing into view
                      what was previously hidden?