Coyote Mercury

words, birds and whatever else by James Brush

Category: Micropoems (page 2 of 11)

These micropoems aka “small stones” are short observational micro-poem-things mostly about nature. They are the result of paying close attention to the world around and writing from those moments.

lone cirrus wisp
a temporary arrow
pointing back toward home

sulphur butterfly
stone skipping across the sky
wind and highway noise

blue morning
ghost of a moon smile
three vultures



PAD #3: Three (blank)


my yard work helper
throws mud, laughing

high forties
running through sprinklers
in filthy pj’s

red bud blossoms
flickers of warmth
in grey fog

rain lilies           dawn’s fading stars

the road to summer
a field full of primroses
& a killdeer’s cries

spring wildflowers
the pennies I found
outside the jail

like Bashō
I walked the length of Japan
said Fitbit’s email

tree shadows
late sunset painted
on brick homes
Venus peeks out from
a cirrus curtain

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