Monday, January 30, 2023

snow is falling

 

snow is falling --
it makes a sound
like no other



Wednesday, January 25, 2023

bloginafog: A long time ago

 

A long time ago
We were reduced
to inventing agriculture
because already
we were too many.

 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Year of the Rabbit


far too often
the carrot and the stick--
Year of the Rabbit

 


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

just one

 

just one that first comes,
then they all fly off together --
winter sparrows

 ;;;

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

You Can't Get There From Here ... (yet surely it's certain the End is quite near)

 

What went wrong? After long delays in response, including ignoring a referring health clinic's requests,
I went my way into the portal - and made an appointment myself!
My mistake was to then criticize their "value system" and "threaten" established protocol ...
Prior to this exchange, you couldn't get through to a clinician. Telephone numbers are unlisted, also, pharmacies closed. For several years since, in fact, coinciding with the date they abandoned most Medicaid patient's care. 

My initiative has garnered an ill reward. I'm entirely censored from their board.

For you Europeans who crow about your Public Health and advantage over profit,
the American Medicare Plan is consistently 2/3 of gross annual debt. Unlike Social Security, which can be adjusted, CMS will take us down in impending sovereign default - aren't you, pleased? - although of all the West, we'll be the last man standing.

My apologies for that defeat. Perhaps you'd be more comfortable if you could turn up the heat?

One question remains unanswered, it seems. How many lawyers fill out a Care Team?

Did The Former Soviet Union Experience What Awaits Europe?

 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

graze

 

a mob of black cattle
grazes through the fallow --
autumn wind

 

 


a thin path

 

visible now,
a thin path down to the shore --
leaves falling on Lake Mallalieu

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

signs

 

elections signs,
and morning glories, strung along
the back lot's fence  



Thursday, October 27, 2022

stand

 

"no more corn"
at the road side stand --
Indian Summer



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Most days, I exhibit a certain lack of concern in my eye ...

 



 

 

... to this day rarely, if ever, to be challenged.



Saturday, July 9, 2022

Pierce

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Pierce County corn fields --
a little bit raggedy
the closer you get

 

 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Summer moon

 

summer moon--
a drop of sweat
on Shiki's tanka



Saturday, June 11, 2022

window

 

 

 people in each window--
a lawn freshly mowed
lies between us

 

U.S., Ukraine expand program to relocate Ukrainians to Japan

 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Omicron

 

 

cutting grass --
the shadow of Omicron
close on my heels



.

thin heat

 


a war brews
continents away --
 this thin heat




Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Elon



blood red moon --
Elon's satellites
mar the night sky      




the oarsman

 

 

verdant now, a forest
rises above the banks--
the oarsman
struggling upstream

 

 

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

April Fool

  


loose ice clogs the river,
a snow drift crowds the bridge --
April Fool's Day

 

  Scott Ritter: Battle of the Donbass

Monday, March 7, 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Maidan

 
I'd just spent time analyzing my troublesome laptop with a computer tech, online, in the winter of 2014. This guy was different than any I'd spoken to before. He'd just recommended a competitor over his own software. I wanted to know more about the man.

"Where are you from, friend?"

"Ukraine."

His tone belied a weight as though burdened with some calculation - I'd heard of trouble. Not many others had. I couldn't quite phrase the question, fresh on my mind, uncertain as I was in how to frame it.
 

All I could muster was to ask about the weather. Where I live, we boast of our Latitude, as though it's some great fete to survive such extremes.




Maidan -
 a technician reports,
"it's cold as fuck"










Sunday, January 23, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

little village

 

 


this time every year
a little village springs up --
ice on the St. Croix


 

 


 

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

last man

 

 

last man standing--
dry socks, a pack of winstons
and johnny walker black




Monday, December 27, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Yotsumono: November (2017)

 


 

 

 November --
countless raindrops to measure
the length of a day


a veil of frost
tints Johari's window


ranks of children
prone and obedient
to a flickering image


Lebensraum,
a none too distant dream

 

 

Little Ice Age; Skating on the Thames

 







:::;;;