S.M. Abeles

Born  New Jersey, USA
Living in Washington, D.C., USA
http://www.emptyskypoetry.blogspot.com
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where I end
and you begin
stroke of midnight
 
 big data: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, 2014 (edited by Jim Kacian & the Red Moon Editorial Staff)

 

inside
you

a
black
tulip

cups
the
evening

sun
 
Haiku 2014 --100 notable haiku from 2013 from Modern Haiku Press (S. Metz and L. Gurga eds.)
First published in Moongarlic (Vol. 1)

 

a bomb
somewhere underfoot
the new moon
 
Haiku 2015 -- 100 notable haiku from 2014 from Modern Haiku Press (S. Metz and L. Gurga eds.)
First published in Modern Haiku (Vol. 45.3)

 

billiard balls
on worn felt –
the rain
 
The Heron's Nest (Vol. XVI, No. 2)

 

billions of molecules
in this sip of coffee
alone
 
Modern Haiku (Vol. 45.2)

 

yard sale
one divorcee
lightly worn
 
Modern Haiku (Vol. 45.3)

 

the first bite
is all I want
wild pear
 
*Runner-up, Best Senryu, 2014 Shamrock Haiku Journal Readers Choice Awards
**First published in Shamrock (Vol. 27)

 

glowing embers
in an empty beer can . . .
starry night
 
Presence (No. 50)

 

no matter how I try to dilute you absinthe
 
Frogpond (Vol. 37.2)

 

petal by petal the yellow rose on her inner thigh
 
Frogpond (Vol. 38.2)

 
a handgun found
among my father's things ...
autumn begins
 
*Published in Under the Basho, (Issue 2, Personal Best Section)
** First published in Modern Haiku (Vol. 46.1)

pressed flower
I remember
being beautiful

 The Shiki 11th Annual Poets Choice Kukai -- First Place, Kigo Category

 

ghost town

a street dog laps

the Milky Way

 

Shiki Kukai -- September 2013 -- First Place

 

the way I know

that you are coming

blossom rain

 

European Kukai -- Spring 2013 -- Second Place
and
this world, Haiku Society of America 2013 Members Anthology

 

 

into the distance

the cafe car barista's

cinnamon eyes

 

Daily Haiku, Cycle 15

 

nightingales --

two little girls

braid moonlight

 

Daily Haiku -- Cycle 15

 

encore

one click of the Zippo

I'm a rock star again

 

Notes From The Gean No. 20

 

embers

these old men

who say they knew

my father

 

Notes From The Gean No. 21

 

all the magic

you attribute to me ...

snowflakes

 

Under the Basho, Issue 1

 

deeper cuts

in the cutting board

the ways I've changed

 

Under the Basho, Issue 1

 

moonless night --

I settle for

the idea of her

 

Frogpond, Vol. 36.2

 

high noon ...

a child chalks an outline

around my shadow

 

Frogpond, Vol. 36.3

 

long walk

to no place special

rucksack moon

 

Modern Haiku volume 44.3

 

wings rattling --

I wake from another

butterfly dream

 

Lakeview International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2

 

old neighborhood

I inhale

my ghost

 

The Herons Nest, Volume XVI, Number 3

 

softer grass

in the retelling

we are barefoot

 

Acorn No. 31

 

icy breaths --

half my life spent

reliving the past

 

World Haiku Review - December 2012

 

my father’s footsteps the size of every morning

 

 

World Haiku Review December 2012

 

dusty road --

where handsome parted

from this stranger

 

Notes From The Gean No. 14 - December 2012

 

day moon

I wasn’t made

for these times

 

Presence #47

 

dry leaves

the way my heart rustles

when she walks

 

Frogpond Issue 35.3 

 

tide pool

I dip my toes into

forever

 

With Cherries On Top -- 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo

 

just when I thought

she was out of my head

lilacs

 

nothing in the window: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2012
Frogpond, Issue 35.2

 

winter breaths

and many other things

I’d just as soon forget

 

Prune Juice Issue 8, April 2012

 

 

I cup you quick

my last match

in a windy life

 

Prune Juice Issue 8, April 2012