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6.30.2011

daily haiku:

between you and me.
beautiful enemy, hear.
the voice in my head.

6.28.2011

daily haiku:

believe. this moment.
the clouds and stars quietly,
whispering. believe.

6.20.2011

daily haiku:

drive away. again.
he hated saying goodbye.
fly away. again. 

6.16.2011







My first post to the B&H Insights blog... an article from an issue of butterflies and anvils, about the artistic process - why we make, how we keep going and finding inspiration. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks B&H!

6.13.2011

may. elsewhere.





6.09.2011

may in montana.








6.02.2011

daily haiku:

















he looked at me straight.
the memory of his smile.
gentle eyes. know me.




talking with you.
about the state of the world.
and where we fit in.
crunching leaves...


...
moving through. simply.


.....
airplane graveyard.
you stand among the ruins.
delicate and hopeful and young. busted up fuselage. your dress so fitted and pressed.
motionless. burned out wings.
not knowing if the remains are yours.
injured girl.
rusting yellow metal in heaps. lush green grass grows around you. as the bright country sun lights up your hair.
sun flare obscures your face and shoulder.
but you remain.
a giant among the battered pieces.
of this airplane graveyard.
and your world.

once we were best friends. without even knowing.
it's your turn to turn off the light.

once we were alike. without even knowing.
watching thunderstorms on the patio.

once we were confidantes. without even knowing.
we didn’t know what secrets were.

once we were happy. without even knowing.
that goodness meant we were together.



grow
. you whispered. i heard it. i am sure.

grow. i whispered back. on the breeze that blew between us.

grow. i feel it. but i sit here in defiance.

grow. you know it. and you thrust out your shoots, without intention.

grow. i want it. but i am swimming in the thickest sea.

grow. you must. so you reach through the power lines for your sky.

grow. i can. but these tendrils hold me to this merciless earth.

grow. you will. and i’ll look for shelter below you.

grow. i will. but first let me rest my body against you.

grow. you have. and i cannot imagine this world without you.

grow. i am trying. but i cannot keep up with you.

grow. you show me. let me learn from your strength.

grow. i whispered. did i hear it? i am sure.

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