Most dangerous game

Soreness seeps across my joints.

Tiredness floods my fibers.

A wave of age swells

To crescendo.

Stem the rising tide

With ice and Aspirin,

Yoga, and the meaty sounds

Of hands slapping flesh

For $45 an hour.

sugarcoat it

Life, like coffee

or an Old Fashioned

shouldn’t be too sweet.

It hides the natural flavors

of discomfort

that you only appreciate

with experience.

no fare

excuse me,


the bee in this train car

does not have a ticket.


The ranks are thinned,

Desks emptied.

Remainder looking-on

Like male-pattern holdouts.

The worse are better-off for

Leaving the better behind.

to draw

I force my stubborn hands on

Unlearned, unresponsive, unyielding.

Bleeding ink, but never surrendering life.

Until I snap — the network heavy-laden

Another connection unforged.

busy season

Has a step-brother

In thumb-twiddling.

Time moves unchanged,

We march forward.

“Oh, to recline!”

When we lie

“I wish to run again.”

the office

Leaves fading to

Mottled crimson, burning orange

Through the soiled window.

Sky, white beyond fluorescent lights.


My soul flourishes, outside.


The woman in the blue jumpsuit

Is unsure of her new surroundings;

But the fare she will find is fair.


The man with the bushy mustache

Both scowls and smiles with ease,

Expressive but not charming.

on ideas

Ideas are more like cars on a

highway than golden blocks.

They don’t stockpile neatly. They pile

Up at speed or inch along behind

A roadblock of self doubt or discomfort-

Or time pressure - either too little or too much.


perched at the edge of a lake,


bathed in stillness, gazing at your reflection.

guzzling its contents then

splashing back to preen.                                                                                                         

dropping off, you take flight and wing away.

bobby pins

Bobby pins and hair ties are everywhere.

6 inches from where they are supposed to be, yet never there.

Children of the bobby pins make the floor their playground.

Hair ties frolic with dust bunnies;

Both are the vile offspring of thoughts’ thoughtlessness.

Bobby pins and hair ties, keepers of tidiness, creators of tiny messes.

Cast aside for the new, the straight, the firm.

Homewreckers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

on beauty

If beauty stirs one’s heart, and the story

Of their heart stirs the appreciation for beauty

In your own heart; was it their heart that stirred

Your heart, or was it beauty all along?

on home

Let’s fill our house with empty canvases

and watch them paint themselves.

Let’s fill our house with broken things

and fix them a day at a time.

Let’s fill our house with empty picture frames

The memories will stay the same.


The quest for ambiance is the great journey of our time.


Perspective on one’s own country is singularly worth the money and time spent getting out of it.


"Experiences!" and "Ambiance!" are the war-cries of my generation.


Laziness should not masquerade as art


Can an architect execute a space in a place where she does not live?


You can't stop living life to talk about life


Doing something later doesn't guarantee it will be better, it guarantees it will be later


If everyone in a given room agrees with you, you need fresh air.


At Hove. In a stranger’s home.

We could be friends, Daniel.

You and me. Though I doubt

Even then I’d feel more at home.

The seagulls are drowning out the Beatles;

The English air smells friendly,

Like salt water.