Thursday, December 21, 2006

winter solstice
desert skies ornamented
with a million stars

Monday, December 11, 2006

crystalline ice drops
sparkling on desert landscape
pink and red sunrise

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

full moon
cold Moon
long night moon
perfect midnight blue
dazzling with stars

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

watering the plants
suddenly discovering
sparkling icicles
naked mulberry branches
glistening in the moonlight

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Twelve days ago I had the opportunity to tour New Orleans. And although fifteen months have passed since the day the levees gave up, the city and its people are still struggling with the aftermath of the devastation, left that day. In a full morning filled with sights of pain and destruction, sadness and loneliness, I even had the chance to enter the home of a co-worker (I work for a large social service agency), and witness how the storm and the flood damaged their home and interrupted their lives. Downtown, you see one business open next to another one in shambles. The list of the deceased speaks of a large percentage, a very large percentage, of senior citizens dying that day. A tremendous American tragedy.

mardi gras masks
in every store window
shielding pain and tears

Sunday, November 05, 2006

eastern vision
giant frosty moon

Saturday, October 28, 2006

overnight freeze
noon sunshine and perfect blue
autumn in the desert

Friday, October 27, 2006

flying low
old church trembles

Friday, October 06, 2006

full hunter’s moon
moon of the falling leaves
gliding through blue night

Friday, September 29, 2006

safety orange shirts
workers repair parking lot
end of september

Saturday, September 23, 2006

matthew and bella
playing with bubbles at dusk
autumn equinox

Thursday, September 21, 2006

little cricket
hidden in my office
mourning summer

Thursday, September 07, 2006

crops golden goddess
shining on earth’s bounty
full harvest moon

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Valencita

nursing at my breast
twenty-seven years ago
my sweet baby girl

Sunday, August 27, 2006

big yellow buses
slowly moving down the street
back to school monday
lessons learned so long ago
planetary revamping
pluto did not fit the mold

Monday, August 21, 2006

secreted somewhere
trembling drops and petrichor
enchanted garden

Thursday, August 17, 2006

chimes softly singing
foliage dancing in the wind
promises of fall

Saturday, August 12, 2006

cool breeze caressing
solitary cricket sings
farewell to ebbing season

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

while he is away
i sit quietly and watch
sturgeon moon rising

sturgeon moon rising
coloring blue velvet night
pale gold and dreamy

pale gold and dreamy
full green corn moon watches me
while he is away

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Quietly talking
While she cooks all sort of foods
Commenting their lives
My Robert and his mother
Spending Saturday night
waiting for autumn
my sweaters are restless
inside that drawer

water queue
maximizing resources
awaiting their turn
one perfect star
endless skies of satin blue
gold and peach lights west

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

brown orphan leaf
gently resting on grass
people rush past

Friday, July 28, 2006

After a long heat wave, like we had not seen in sixteen years living in the desert, a soft cool breeze started to blow this morning. Humidity gone, storm clouds gone, asphyxiating heat gone. Just sunny skies, cool air, and swaying leaves. Its Friday, I have high hopes for the weekend.

taking a sunbath
purring with her green eyes closed
princessa Din Din

Monday, July 17, 2006

firestorm raging
blazing summer sunrise
splendor from inferno

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

while feeding the dogs
he turns around...mesmerized
meets thunder moon

Friday, June 30, 2006

that old clock, tick, tock...
big hand can't move fast enough
friday afternoon

Monday, June 26, 2006

iridescent clouds
pink, soft blue whispers, precede
scorching orange

Sunday, June 18, 2006

pista de baile
juntos grandes y chicos
palmas y tacos
cuatro generaciones
al calor de familia

on a strange dance floor
together from young to old
clapping and tapping
four loving generations
warm embrace surrounds, family
vagando de flor en flor
gustando néctar

Friday, June 16, 2006

working all morning
listening to standards, while
awaiting weekend

Monday, June 12, 2006

laughter, hugs, kisses
its been almost thirty years
paternal cousins
flowers no longer,
small pears, peaches, apples
sunny backyard

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

gloomy wednesday
little raven
tries its wings

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

windshield wipers
back and forth, back and forth

Thursday, March 16, 2006

it looked like rain
i wore the black sweater
what a mistake
worm moon
greets me east
waning sun west

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

almond flowers
holding tight
storm winds

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Driving to Work

Frost on rear window...
Sunshine all over windshield
Glimpses of new leaves

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Is that...?

Singing a love song
While opening the windows
Is that a bird's nest?

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Life constant voyage
Decades, centuries, eons...
I still remember

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This Morning

Powder pink sunrise
Soft breeze, barely there, sways leaves
Birds wake-up singing

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

From Natalie

Beyond the branches
The yellow moon stares at me
On Valentine's night

Friday, February 10, 2006

Five Twenty PM

Awaiting, red light.
Heavy, rush hour traffic...
Poor dog, must be lost.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Mid Winter

Twenty-eight degrees.
That navy blue wool jacket,
has seen better days.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Dogs barking outside,
Break Sunday’s easy cadence.
Someone is knocking

Thursday, January 26, 2006

At Night

Cloudy veil drifting,
Gently through blue night, pale stars,
Bathing in moonlight.