Madwort & Other Essential Oils

Your favorite pot this

study now
a single bee
powder tease

sigh breeze

a list
of things
to do
today

such a tiny weight
like a baby
in a swing
a spider string

blue flowers
light steps
portentous portfolio
ambitious
after evening
of Inherent Vice

as the bee busy transpires
bloom, bloom
blossoms
lobularia maritime

“by the sea, by the sea
by the beautiful sea”

milks this moment
line by line
for you
to make honey

when blissful bee lands
on tipsy flower
branch, soft strand
shakes

bee breeze blows blue dust

never get much
done in this
common loveliness
this stillness this
bee’s momentous
visit

red & white
shadows
orange wings
ocher clay
pot broken
bricks
pavers

this sitting
of course
this entry
this walk
some pics
this post
before you
get out
of bed

these lines
awake

may recede
themselves
like the bee
by the sea

A Pepper & Tomato Graphic Story

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After the Last Snow

Psychedelic DogHe slushed through the yard with the dog, Mosey,
looking for the salsa garden covered with snow.
A foggy down comforter was spread
across the cold compost pile.
Mosey gave it the once-over and waggled on.

Through the grey branches of the bald maple,
the wintry sun dripped a wet, molting light.
“I think I’ve found the salsa garden,”
Mosey barked, wagging through a snowdrift.

He found some green garlic starts,
planted last fall in hope of an orange day.
Over on the frozen patio sat the fable
of a red tablecloth and a bottle of sweet wine,
Mosey dozing in a patch of warm light.

He hears voices, someone’s recipe:
“Fresh cilantro, hot pepper, and black beans,
eight tender Roma plum tomatoes,
an inch of basil, a sprig of rosemary,
a dash of black pepper and a pinch of salt,
a dark green jalapeno,
and a mellow, cool lime.”
Sevenish on the heat scale, he thinks,
two fat, purple candles melting the snow,
Mosey barking, “Let’s go back inside now.”

They entered the kitchen through the side door,
dog wet noses sloshing snow and water,
dripping all over the stale linoleum.