news from n.y.c. and the north country

poems seem to fall out of the murky november sky
along with watery snow
snowy rain
misshapen pod 
for sophie 
and wendy, that little scamp
went on a toot through the brush
before supper yesterday.
this is what she used to do
before she got sick
and today she's coughing, 
symptom of her heart disease.
after school
most days
i've been dyeing
 abaca ecodyed
detritus from the first big dye job
two very long pieces of 
heavy japanese kozo
printmaking papers 
gift from yoyo
about 7 x 42 inches each
several more in the pot
right now.
jude says two more weeks without electricity