July 4th

July 4, 2009

July 4th
flags line the driveway
a realtor’s open house

the postman

May 30, 2009

slow spring breeze
the postman
in a mad rush

nothing satisfies

February 28, 2009

for the heroin addict
and the zen monk
nothing satisfies

hazy moon series

February 19, 2009

my father and I
night walking
under a hazy moon

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teenage indiscretion
against the dirty windshield
a hazy moon

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orchard in winter
a lone apple hangs
beside the hazy moon

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the old man and his son
above the mother’s grave
under a hazy moon

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written for Sketchbook’s “hazy moon” kukai

warm embrace

February 13, 2009

warm embrace
the ice melts
a little bit more

resolutions

January 1, 2009

new year’s resolutions
can’t remember last years
nor the years before

first published in Sketchbook , featured author section for Dec 08.

the cat

December 30, 2008

frozen in a window
the cat stalks his prey
the cars too big to catch

first published in Sketchbook , featured author section for Dec 08.

christmas dinner

December 25, 2008

christmas dinner
the kids won’t sit still
at the mcdonalds drive thru

first published in Sketchbook , featured author section for Dec 08.

cold december wind

December 24, 2008

cold december wind
there’s no escape
driving with the windows down

first published in Sketchbook , featured author section for Dec 08.

nightmare

December 8, 2008

nightmare
my headstone read
“he was nice”