Monday, October 13, 2014

Runaway daughter

fading fragrance
of wilted jasmine
runaway daughter

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sold house

Sold house -

Lingering a bit, my kids had to literally drag me out of the house which I sold but has not yet been occupied by the new owner. Earlier, I begged them to let me see our house for the last time. I had to get rid of it due to the passing of my wife with most of my children out and living on their own. Also, it was emotionally draining for me and I could not stand and bear to see, feel, and relive the decades of memorable experiences living there.

for the last time
I listen to the laughter
of my growing children
echoing from the rooms
of my just sold house

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Her absence

the silent sound
of her absence
fills our room
only the echoes
of yesterday remain

from my book, 
Haiku and Tanka Harvest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last embrace

(For my brother Gabriel who passed away two weeks ago. Rest in peace Bro!)

I know now
why our embrace
was so tight
your last farewell
to fleeting life

In my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest @ Dec. 2011

Monday, September 8, 2014

Football fever

football fever
time to separate the boys
from the men

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Runaway Son

a torn kite flails 
in the telephone line 
their runaway son 

Published in 
World Haiku Review, April 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014


humming their love song
she scans the obituary
once more