Thursday, 22 June 2017

midsummer evening



midsummer evening
the strong smell
of a jogging girl

previously unpublished



plain as porridge
flat as pancakes
grandparents’ home

previously unpublished



oversensitive
I like to be touched
by the summer wind

previously unpublished


Thursday, 8 June 2017

flipping a page



flipping a page
of the mazurka score
willow-tree wind

first published in The Heron’s Nest, June 2017



the smell of jazz
in the sounds of cigarettes
July heat

previously unpublished



stewing
in our own juice
fallen leaves

previously unpublished


Thursday, 25 May 2017

in a cowboy hat



in a cowboy hat
and a flowery dress
gender scarecrow

previously unpublished



from the grey sky
to the grey earth
strings of rain

previously unpublished



November drizzle
streets smelling of putrescine
and cadaverine

previously unpublished


Thursday, 11 May 2017

first days of fall



first days of fall
my shortening
telomeres

first published in Acorn, spring 2017



along an alley
veiled in virgin greenery
wedding retinue

previously unpublished



mournful whistle
of a departing train
eventide

previously unpublished



Thursday, 27 April 2017

summer field



summer field
grandfather resting
in the shade of death

previously unpublished



evening rush hour
everyone on their way
to darkness

first published in Chrysanthemum, spring 2017



life after death
gas from the bowels
of the deceased

previously unpublished

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

as cold



as cold
as your hand
autumn frog

first published in Modern Haiku, winter-spring 2017



blackbird’s song
she carries her great love
in a small urn

first published in Presence, April 2017



keep on knocking
and the door will be opened
black woodpecker

first published in Presence, April 2017


Thursday, 23 March 2017

the fool’s gold



the fool’s gold
in afternoon sunlight
late November

first published in Modern Haiku, January 2017



end of September
I wish I could dance
like Zorba the Greek

first published in Bottle Rockets, February 2017



as if nothing
an empty seashore
had happened

first published in Bones, March 2017