chasing pigeons

I stepped off a cliff. I can't say I wasn't warned. There was an illustrated danger sign dutifully placed by the path. But I also can't really say I chose to take that fateful step. I saw the cliff. I walked towards it slowly and surprisingly steadily until there was nothing beneath my feet. I … Continue reading chasing pigeons


one little life

“CHATCK CHATCK CHATCK”, his mother’s urgent warnings were too late. Little Jack was already dangerously low over the road. He banked, frantically flapping to regain height, but he was inexperienced. An older bird would have quickly landed and weaved between the vehicles. They weren’t moving fast, departing traffic casting final glances at my shadows. So […]


Tick-tock, tick-tock sun long summer casts one more glancing glow Tick-tock, tick-tock old friend departs wisps of her by my door Tick-tock, tick-tock hope to forget promising hatchling cries Tick-tock, tick-tock free hearts pumping into fresh migrant wings Tick-tock, tick-tock time flies away beyond my sunken path Tick-tock, tick-tock fat ripe acorns from branches sag … Continue reading clock