Friday, May 30, 2008


when he came back
from his business trip
to that utterly remote place
he told me all about it.

but stumbling upon
the photos he shot
so effortlessly 
took me to that remote place.

i may not be 
hanging these on my wall,
but to me,
this photo essay
was just extraordinary.

Thursday, May 29, 2008



and then really,
one must admit 
there are those nights
when she waits
for this moment
the whole evening long. . .

closing their bedroom doors,
lazily lathering lotion 
into her hands,
donning those red silk pj's
her mother-in-law brought
her back from china,
kicking up her feet,
and loving hearing
nothing but the hum
of the dryer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

behind the ironed curtain

there's a good hour
of painstaking,
careful work.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


made this discovery
on our trip.
who needs a double stroller?

especially convenient
since the buggy board attachments 
we bought on the trip
got broken by the airlines
on the way home from the trip.
(grumble, grumble. . .)

Monday, May 26, 2008

lost art

jaws 3D
makes an indelible imprint
on a 7-year-old mind.

25 years later.

and it's just
U2 3D.
less of an imprint.

but still.
i do feel like
i've been to a U2 concert.

why are 3D movies
such a lost art?
isn't there something cool
about thinking
your arm's going to get
chewed off by a shark
or that you can feel
bono's breath

Friday, May 23, 2008

15 years

and she wants
to help me
do the dishes.
the day before.

please tell me
how i can 
make this last
another 15 years.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


ever wonder what happened
to these guys?

don't worry.
they're still around,
roaming and combing the earth
looking for the 
last few diehards
who remember who they are.

lest you forget 
sixth grade. . .

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

louis fever

i'm pretty sure
this is one of those
only in moscow
things. . .

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


 i always loved
the way olya wears
her scarf.

and that day she
put it on milla. . .
well that was about
the cutest thing
i've seen.

Monday, May 19, 2008


even the bugs
in france
are beautiful.

Friday, May 16, 2008

достопримичательности II

bored yet?
i'll stop now.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the cottage