Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Thank you
my Lord and God
for gift of life and health
remembering our lost loved ones
once more.

Heed not
our weaknesses,
teach us how to forgive
and live in harmony with all

So that
once more this world
of hate will be again
a place of love and peacefulness,

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black Friday -
a not so subtle ploy
to empty your purse

Sunday, November 11, 2012

parade watching
he fingers his Purple Heart
over his feeble heart

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

handicapped parking
he pretends to walk
with a limp

from my book,
Rustle of bamboo leaves

Thursday, November 1, 2012

their room
fills with silence
this All Souls day
even her unrocking
rocking chair

from my book,
Haiku and Tanka Harvest