Saturday, September 24, 2011

Genie's Curriculum

[NASA photo]
Incomplete training,
So we don't live in
A silver lamp, but
It's been a good
Weekend --friendly
Arms stirring
Gasses into stars.
It, unrolled in roaring
Night, includes us.
For this we
Need a lamp?

Monday, September 19, 2011


[Norma photo]
We are here--
avô, ông nội--
Sharing beer
Where you fall
Asleep on your
First birthday.
We stay in that
Place defined in
Twilight or dawn
Behind you as
Life goes on.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

M For Memory

[Daughter photo: our back porch]

Grampa's pistola, Alfred's
Watch --gold-- a
Folding brass rule
In a dimming past,
A netting shuttle I
Saw whittled out of
Shingle under shady
Trees sees me, and
There's sissors stabbed
Into Portuguese cork
And a box of pins,
This is how settlement
Begins: someone
Builds a shadow,
A shadowbox, and under
Glass each soul looks
Out, out of the past.
Only in reflection do
They see outlines
Of things to be --
Like us, like
You and me.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Re: Russia claims US interconti​nental military tunnel complex hit by series of secret nuclear explosions

I have listened to
The strange noises
Recorded in this report
And they are the same
Sound my bathroom makes
Late at night because
There is a moose in it.
It is a very friendly
Moose but still, I'm
Beginning to regret
I ever let it in.