Friday, 18 August 2017

mesh of veins



mesh of veins
on the white of an eye
night lightning

previously unpublished



under the skin
of old furniture
thick juice

previously unpublished



through the cracks
in the veneer
raw flesh

previously unpublished


Thursday, 3 August 2017

September chill



September chill
the future begins
too early

first published in Presence, July 2017



bragging about
her weekend plans
girl Friday

first published in Presence, July 2017



her neck
like a stalk
flower of one night

previously unpublished


Friday, 14 July 2017

in moonlight



in moonlight
the snail blazes
its own trail

previously unpublished



you laugh as though
you’ve got death over with
summer rain



previously unpublished



wherever I go
you follow me
gibbous moon

previously unpublished


Thursday, 6 July 2017

summer evening



summer evening
I teach your name
to the forest echoes

previously unpublished



end of summer
I hold two apples
instead of her breasts

previously unpublished



bitter coolness
one summer turns a kid
into a coarse goat

previously unpublished


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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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previously unpublished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


Thursday, 2 March 2017

all those dead



all those dead
not knowing they’re dead
spring flowers

first published in Wild Plum, March 2017



grey lichens
on a stunted birch tree
chill of midday

first published in Wild Plum, March 2017



frosty fields
dreams that travel
on a morning train

first published in The Heron’s Nest, March 2017



Thursday, 9 February 2017

autumn wind



autumn wind
the old hound
runs in sleep

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017



lost love
falling snow makes the night
lighter

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017



the harsh touch
of stiffened laundry
winter twilight

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017


Friday, 20 January 2017

the dark radiance



the dark radiance
of sunflowers in the field
fullness of the moon

first published in Cattails, September 2016



autumn walk
the wind changes
our hairstyles

first published in Cattails, September 2016



rain falling on us falling dusk

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016


Thursday, 5 January 2017

as blind



as blind as the mirror reflections

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



a queue of the dead waiting for nothing

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



waves still setting off on a maiden voyage

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016