day 2017 and a photo of Troy, 12-31-09

December 31, 2009

day 2017
today’s New Year’s Eve,
starting the celebration
cleaning the frog’s tank

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day 2016 and a snowy night photo

December 30, 2009

day 2016
I see the distance
between two speeding autos,
the inherent trust


day 2015 and a random photo

December 29, 2009

day 2015
I pictured Rachel,
her expression, when he said,
“Mayor Tom Barrett”


day 2014 and Grandpa’s brandy cake

December 28, 2009

day 2014
Grandpa, ninety-three,
celebrated his birthday
this just-past Sunday

p.s.-Grandpa has had a shot of J. Bavet every night for years and years now.


day 2013

December 27, 2009

day 2013
back in from the cold
and I can feel the heat rush
back into my hands


day 2012

December 24, 2009

day 2012
busy snow-blowing
then interrupted by man
I can’t understand


day 2011

December 23, 2009

day 2011
perched around the edge
of the smokestack, gray pigeons,
shoulder-to-shoulder