Saturday, February 11, 2006


compromise taints
even informal leafiness
with shadow in the voice

consider bounty's
indivisible induction
to a free-form daylight

quantum joy sans
smoke and coffee
to admit the yellow crayon
melted on the car's back ledge

non-memorable confrontation
recurs as if
to nurture penmanship
holds the present
in safe keeping

chords on a piano
once a tintype
rendering foreground
less precisely than
surrounding atmosphere


Birdie said...

Sheila, I enjoyed reading this very much.

Sheila Murphy said...

Birdie, thank you very much!