Missing (Part 3)

Part of a series.  Not necessarily in any order.
Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.

What my friend Jeremy, of The Sand County, calls “boundary work.”  Flirting with the edge of meaning, loss and memory.


Do you feel the rain where you are?
Is there water there in the far
reaches of memory? Does time
fall through the air, like brittle rime
crusting the sea? Is this weather?
Tenuous shifts of the tethers
that tie us, each to our own place?

I stand in the rain, raise my face
to the falling sky as my sight
becomes a part of the pale light
that is left to us, and wonder
how we can all be so sundered
and still hold together all this
madness, beauty and darkness.

Phriday Photo Gallery: Soft Focus and Magpies

In case you were wondering about the dearth of words around here lately, I have been dreadfully busy of late.  

 Still writing, but I don’t have as much mental energy to devote to poetry as I did.  Not enough time for navel-gazing (which, I have discovered, is a vital part of my writing process).  So I’ll be doing a lot more photo-posts.  I have 20,000+ images on hard-drives, so it’s a lot easier for me to bang together a decent photo-post than it is to put out any writing of quality.  I guess we’re shifting more into Photo-Blog mode.  

The wife and I are embarking on the undoubtedly insane venture of opening a restaurant. More on that soon…but in the mean time…


I have been shooting with Lensbaby Optics since 2007.  I can say without a doubt that these lenses changed the way I saw photography and got me back into shooting after many years without a camera in my hand.

I was privileged to be able to beta-test the Soft Focus Optic for the company before it was released.  They are a great company and this was a great honor for me as an amateur photographer.  These images were some of the first that I took with this optic and it is still one of my favorite lenses.

I am a Lensbaby Addict.  Actually, a founding member of LBAA….follow the link if you dare…