IN THE PASSAGE

squirrels thrive, after all, largely solo apart from the mating chase or bout though they’ll sleep six or seven together yet repeated delays that autumn allowed little rest and precluded burying nuts as well as his lady’s daffodil and iris bulbs et cetera packed away what they could, hoping they could cobble a nest *   […]

TOO MANY, TOO MUCH

two horny squirrels on a tree I hate cartoon slapstick … as for real actors … The Dead See Squirrels who know nothing of the next state nor the globe their world branches endlessly, effortlessly and is anything but round the thistle feeder found in one of our coolers … ah! the safe place! a […]

OH SO TRUSTINGLY

in the interim he would have to save the barn from immanent collapse and therein create a suite for his future mother-in-law so he helped the carpenter jack up the backside a half-foot to replace rotten sill and sketched out plans     tracked down a building permit     suspended new doors and windows learned to use a […]

ANCIENT MIRACULOUS PRESENCE

A half-moon hangs in my cupboard like the letter D. Askew in silvery desire, it becomes an amber barley draught, bowl of orange tea, solitary untouched breast or ancestral skull while an old yellow watchdog prowls its nocturnal trail to the rooster. Poem copyright 2015 by Jnana Hodson To see the full Green Repose collection, […]

ALL ON A WING, MOSTLY

already the goldfinches are losing their bright yellow, shifting over to their “traveling clothes” … cardinal flower still scarlet … the sunflowers nearly past … will we have any pumpkins in this crazy year? blue jays as monkey birds squawking a stream of crows, maybe a hundred, all headed south (the ten thousand roosting together […]