Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Photo books, slideshow
Candles, flowers, and music
That beautiful urn

Tablecloths, napkins
Plates, cups, coffee, cider, wine
That beautiful urn

~dkm 144/365

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Gritty truths of death
become the realities
that help us face it.

~dkm 143/365

Monday, December 9, 2019

Falling Tones, Quavering

Two red-tailed hawks scream
High over the water oak
Telling our sorrow

~dkm 142/365

Sunday, December 8, 2019


The Bustle in a House
          ~by Emily Dickinson

The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth...

The Sweeping up the Heart
And putting Love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Breath of the Universe

Adieu dear friend
You graced us with your courage,
your joy, and your heart.

~dkm 141/365
American sweet gum tree in Sheila's backyard

Friday, December 6, 2019


Feather on the path
ushering in a clean new
poetry memoir

~dkm 140/365

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sacred Waiting

Sitting hand in hand
Breathing together as one
Heart and soul to soul

~dkm 139/365

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Will to Survive

Lenten rose growing
between rocks, two hard places.
Sown by bird or rain.

~dkm 138/365

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Important Distinction

What she said one night
"I'm not afraid to die, but
I don't want to yet."

~dkm 137/365

Monday, December 2, 2019

Ivy Roots

Invasive species
clings to stucco garage wall.
Destructive, virile.

~dkm 136/365