February 28, 2010

door full of out

Potatoes in the fire of the wood stove, air filled with snow
night filled with light
boots full of toes
door full of out
head fulla shouldas
I'm playing Ludwigville - who wants to join me?

dog on the couch cat on the coffee-table who would be this Brother you would be the keeper of?

February 23, 2010

"I won't bother you anymore"

Melting snow
running rain
running over the mailbox
lies in the dirty snowbank
"I won't bother you anymore"
policemen and paramedics standing in the rain

ice turns to water and runs down the driveway

February 21, 2010

When it's Flat then we can Build again

Startling doves out of red pines.
Metal teeth biting
falling flake
half a mouse
ice drip

Cast iron on a wood fire.
Hearing voices in the saw - the vet sez my cat is "mad" - would that be mad as in the neighbour wandering in red robe snatching at reality fluttering grey and wispy past smoke-filled eyes?
No, no, this is just pain that won't let one eat or play. In other words yes.

In the village the colour of the month is
Morning Dew.
Snow four feet up the
telephone pole.
Strings of stars run down glitter dropping onto cabin roof
mounds of snow pines all 'round;
belt of orion snagging the night tree, it's sandy and solid
an igloo it would build full of long ago
and gone.

We don't fear death, we fear the not being here.

A purr louder than a bulldozer in their brains rolling over houses and homes and prairies and watersheds and Devonian shale,
when it's Flat then we cam Build again.

With a fetish for nylon and bunnyfoot and string, she curls up in a sleeping bag with paws over face.

being followed by an ice shadow

February 15, 2010

10 point 2 people per square mile

Barnett Township is a township in Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States
As of the census of 2000, there were 349 people, 156 households, and 105 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.2 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 22.7/sq mi (8.8/km²). The median income for a household in the township was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $32,404 versus $16,591 for females.

Forest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 4,946 making it the least populous county in the state. Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes. Forest County does not have a single traffic light. Despite all this, Forest County has become the fastest growing county in the state of Pennsylvania by percent, growing over 38% from 2000-2008. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,117 km²), of which, 428 square miles (1,109 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.76%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,946 people, 2,000 households, and 1,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 8,701 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²).

Boroughs and Townships:

source for info and 2 images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_County,_Pennsylvania

Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Barnett Township

Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania