Sunday, August 15, 2010

#sound

August afternoon dozing---
the sound
of a foghorn

#alarm

early Sunday morning---
the burglar alarm
rings


#night

Saturday night on a beach---
it's too dark to see
what's going on

#me

a wedding reception---
every one is texting
including me

#blue

Hudson River blue sky---
two midshipmen pass
in a hurry

#crumbs

on the beach cafe---
the Cesar salad has
crumbs of sand

#stillness

evening stillness ---
the shower
drips

#kid

August rain---
a kid goes
snorkeling

#noon

August noon---
a thirsty Muslim walks home
Ramadan starts

#haze

morning haze---
a beach beauty goes
topless

#breeze

a sudden cool breeze---
the life guard shuts
his eyes

#drizzle

August morning drizzle---
a homeless man
wakes up

#moon

overcast skies---
but Google says
it's a new moon

#haze

morning haze---
a florist has
white camellias

#sunset

August sunset---
a sunbather goes
to take a shower

#Bridge

Queens borough Bridge walkway---
I pause to tie
my shoelaces

#park

Summer park---
every one is busy
viewing their phone screens

#sunrise

August sunrise---
a lighthouse
stops

#mosquito

Summer night---
a mosquito stops
buzzing

#Day

Hiroshima Day---
a Japanese ballerina
dances on pointe

#specter

Lance Armstrong---
the specter of doping
keeps tracking him

#hits

it's all in the mind---
finally Rodriguez
hits six hundredth

#Park

August first heat wave---
short lines for the bathrooms
in Central Park

#River

East River puffy clouds---
pickers collect
shore pebbles

#passions

Summer fleeting passions---
I read Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure

#cool

August cool---
a fishmonger has
octopus

#kill

BP's new method to kill---
pump it in from under
not from top

#blue

August blue sky---
the smell of sunscreen
in the subway

#wars

Pakistan---
floods kill more than a thousand
the wars pause

#dog

early Sunday morning---
a dog pulls its owner
by the leach

#sunset

sunset---
I had enough of that hellmonger
July ends

#sunrise

sunrise---
my neighbor in her underwear
July's last day

#River

East River windy Summer---
the kites get
smaller

#groom

the Clintons daughter wedding---
who is
the groom

#blue

blue sky---
she gives me
a dry kiss

#bon

microbial oil eating
organisms---
bon app├ętit

#rain

July morning---
sudden rain washes away
my sweat

#party

a party in my place---
the cockroaches come
after the quests leave

#swing

a sudden July cool breeze---
a girl on a swing
giggles


#River

East River Summer
strong surf---
the geese stay on shore

#bird

Summer morning stillness---
a man whistles at a bird
going to work

#sunset

July sunset at
an outdoors cafe---
the chatter stops

#blue

blue sky---
follows a rain storm
which followed a heat wave

#who

Tour de France---
Contador won
Lance who?

#River

East River heat wave---
the ducks don't
seem to mind

#night

after a sweaty night----
a cool breeze cracks
the sexy neighbor curtain

#cat

Saturday night---
everyone dressed in black
except their cat

#cat

another July heat wave---
the cat keeps
its eyes closed

#hell

Summer night thunder
and lightening storm---
she stops raising hell

#witch

a Summer game of horseshoes---
a witch passes
without looking

#or

is it medicaid or
medicare---
are you too poor or too old

#blue

blue sky---
a vanilla ice cream cone
drips

#River

East River muggy day---
a duck just
stands in the water

#eye

an eye doctor waiting room---
every one
is reading

#high

Summer gym---
the temp is low
the grunts too high

#face

Summer waxes---
the sunscreen on my face
makes shaving easier

#dusk

dusk promenade---
fire flies, lilacs,
and tombs of who

#haze

morning haze---
I view a
Charlie Chaplin movie