Sunday, July 31, 2011

For Svetlana

I join the vigil for Svetlana, a fellow poet and writer, who is due for surgery soon with these thoughts...

Lingering heat

lingering heat

the girl removes her new bra

to freedom

Sketchbook, Vol. 6, No. 3
May/June 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Soccer mom

late for work
she calls sick
soccer mom

World Haiku Review
Vol. 5, Issue 2, Jan. 2007

Thursday, July 21, 2011


moonlight stroll
through her window
strains of sonata

Sketchbook, Vol. 4, Issue 2
March/April 2009

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Injured Dancer

I tap my feet
to Segovia's strings
how you ruled the dance floor
before the accident

Ribbons, Vol. 3, No. 3
Autumn 2007

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Layoff notice

driving home
to night drizzle
layoff notice

Mainichi Daily News
Mar. 20, 2010

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

War zone

war zone
the while lily inches up
too soon

Notes from the Gean
Vol. 2, Issue 4, March 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011


obesity -
epidemic problem
in the land of plenty

Sketchbook, Vol. 6, No. 1
Jan/Feb. 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


barbecue scent mingles
with children’s laughter
inside their fence
outside, two homeless kids
share a burnt burger

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 2009