Tuesday, June 23, 2020

tidied sidewalks

sometimes things just don't match up
at least not at first
like mowing the edges of overgrown headstones
where the weeds sprout and the grass grows long
just to come back a week later
to see those leafy limbs pushing back
like sweeping fallen petals and cig butts
from one end of the sidewalk
to the other
but sometimes its just about doing it
or doing something
you know?
wrapping your fingers around that contented feeling
like you have control 
over the weeds
or petals
or cig butts
thinking that maybe one day you'll go back
and the edges will still be trimmed
and the sidewalk still tidied
but we know better
don't we?

a lady and her christmas stick
chicago, illinois
35mm

beach naps
martha's vineyard, massachusettes
35mm

 an alpaca speaks
martha's vineyard, massachusettes
35mm

a man watches
montreal, quebec
35mm

ava outdoors
martha's vineyard, massachusettes
35mm

the lake at dusk
chicago, illinois
35mm

addie and i at home
chicago, illinois
35mm


Friday, May 29, 2020

let me out

i need some fresh air
i need to clear my head
my walls are moving
and growing something fuzzy
i need to get outside
i need to touch something damp
my floor creaks all night
and the grooves are spitting up hair
let me out

on the trail
montreal, quebec
35mm

pagan symbols
chicago, illinois
35mm

clothes on the line
montreal, quebec
35mm

the corner in the sun
montreal, quebec
35mm

hind legs
chicago, illinois
35mm

fresh air
montreal, quebec
35mm

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

distancing

confinement 
by any other name, 
would smell 
so sweet

"i want to do more normal people things"
block island, rhode island
35mm

father's studio
los angeles, california
35mm

wynn in tall grass
petaluma, california
35mm

the red baloon
santa cruz, california
35mm

Thursday, September 26, 2019

summer sirens

the summer siren takes on new meaning 
when tangled, lake-water hair is awoken in the night 
to speeding flashes of red and blue.  

icon through the fence
chicago, illinois
35mm

against brick
chicago, illinois
35mm

on the farm
chatsworth, illinois
35mm

fake flower in real grass
chicago, illinois
35mm

children recessed
block island, rhode island
35mm

down at the pond
chatsworth, illinois
35mm

hidden exclamations
chicago, illinois
35mm

morning things
block island, rhode island
35mm

the green courtyard
chicago, illinois
35mm

Thursday, July 11, 2019

almost forgotten

jessie on the ferry
seattle, washington
35mm
january 2019

fallen petals
santa cruz, california
35mm
april 2019

on the cliffs
35mm
april 2019

light on the eucalyptus
santa cruz, california
35mm
april 2019

wynn with his stick
yellowstone national park
120mm
july 2018

pepper tree in the backyard
thousand oaks, california
35mm
march 2019

wynn in the new growth
malibu, california
35mm
april 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

a desert rose

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm

thousand oaks, california
december 2018
35mm

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm

thousand oaks, california
december 2018
35mm

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm


pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm

pioneertown, california
december 2018
35mm
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Monday, January 28, 2019

the [woosley] fire

shadows begin to creak
and soot pours into my sneaker
it is
q
u
i
e
t
but wait...there is sound
a brittle crunch
a hollow whistle
a wooden sigh

at the ravine we find mud
and a coyote's bones 
neatly laid out
each rib softly rests 
in its place

or maybe it is a pet friend

a pair of hawks shriek from above
we see you!
we see you.

my view opens up and out
i can see all the way across
all
the
way
across
to homes where my feet found warmth
and
to houses i peeked around corners to see

a storm of fire imagines in my eye
flickers and dies

as i walk and walk and sit and look and look
i spot sprites of kelly green
i can only think
i see you.

virgen de guadalupe at kelly's home
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

warped sheet metal on horizon drive
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

scorched mountainside on kanan road
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

kelly in front of her home
malibu, california
january 2019
35mm

an unscathed cherub statue at kelly's home
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

patterns in the singed earth on kanan road
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

view over the pacific from horizon drive
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

kelly after rummaging through her home
malibu, california
january 2019
35mm

an overturned truck on morning view drive
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

red sap oozes from a severed tree trunk on greenwater road
malibu, california
january 2019
35mm

melted cars beneath crooked branches on greenwater road
malibu, california
january 2019
35mm

a car's slurred colors of metal and paint on cuthbert road
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm

kelly stands in her home's garden
malibu, california
january 2019
35mm

another virgen de guadalupe at kelly's home
malibu, california
november 2018
35mm