• I Mistake Two

    I mistake two loving crows

    for one enormous black bird

    on the eave of an old house

    across the alley.

  • What a Pretty Day

    What a pretty day it is.

    The sun has turned the sky blue

    and the clouds are opening

    like dusty curtains.

  • When Someone

    When someone smiles

    at me on the street

    at first I think

    they are mistaken;

    then I smile back

    and feel mistaken

    myself because I

    don’t know how to smile.

  • Enabled by Wind

    Enabled by wind

    to hear the spirits passing

    my window

    on a gray morning,

    I wonder how my warm life

    will finish this long sentence.