orange leaves

the old barn sags

into its boards

Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku; Spring, 2012: 26

 

purple sky—

slicing the wind,

a boomerang of geese

Shamrock Haiku Journal; June, 2013

 

first date . . .

on the porch swing the fog creeps

closer, closer

Modern Haiku 44.3; Fall, 2013

 

forgetting myself . . .

cherry blossoms

in the wind

Frogpond 37.2; Spring/Summer, 2014: 14

 

trailer park yard sale love songs of Elton John

Under the Basho; April, 2015

 

endless summer driving the pinwheels half crazy

Under the Basho; April, 2015

 

blizzard after—

adding tempeh to my shopping list

Lyrical Passion; 2015

 

Kroger’s—

that bitch side of me—

expired coupons, pesticide potatoes . . .

Lyrical Passion; 2015

 

Kroger’s—

Mom’s Depends hidden

beneath pink grapefruit

Lyrical Passion; 2015

 

crazy leaves

on All Hallow's Eve

I gut a pumpkin

Cattails; May, 2015

 

spring rain
anglers on the sidewalk
loop their way home

Asahi Haikuist Network; May, 2015

 

after rains
an orange beak noodles up
an angle worm

Asahi Haikuist Network; May, 2015

 

pink dogwood    a lucky penny in the grass

Asahi Haikuist Network; May, 2015

 

old barn

the scent of jerseys

and bailer twine

Heron’s Nest; June, 2015

 

August heat—

cracked dirt in the shape 

of a puddle

Heron’s Nest; June, 2015

 

cattails

my eye just missing

the splash of a frog

Mainichi; May 30, 2015
Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

winter thaw

the snowman's lopsided eyes

peer my way

 Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

bright sun after storms
rain drops
on the collard greens
Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

 

spring breeze

cherry blossoms

holding on

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 


muted moos—
county fair aromas
of kettle corn

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015




rustling features  
bird seed crumbs
in the snow

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

muddy bike trail

a wood chuck diving

into shadow
Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015 

 

April rain

a stray Tom drinks 

from a fresh puddle

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

October apples

I toss away

another core

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015


first colors
red tulips
glinting with dew

Taj Mahal Review No. 14.1; June, 2015

 

scent of fresh cut grass
beheaded dandelion
oozing bitter white

Haiku Journal 36; April, 2015

 

 

the encroaching night
eating a lamppost's shadow
a stranger, smoking

Haiku Journal 36; April, 2015

 

the tree's silver bark
shining in the moonlit dark
nighttime is talking

 Haiku Journal 37; June, 2015

 

pink sky in April

tangled in honeysuckle

hummingbird’s delight

 Haiku Journal 37; June, 2015

 

September sunset—

winding into forever

the bucolic roads

 Haiku Journal 37; June, 2015

 

cold cemetery—

a flurry of whippoorwills

water-washed tombstones

Haiku Journal 37; June, 2015

 

 

gushing brook water

alive with shifting shadows

half minnows half light

Haiku Journal 38; 2015 

 

sting of sleet a moss-covered a grave stone (June 8)

 

May dandelions open to the fatness of bumblebees (June 9)

 

so in style the way a dogwood blooms (June 10)

 

walking through spring a boy likes my sneakers (June 11)

 

library book sale the poems of William Blake (June 12)

7X20; June 8-12, 2015

 

purple sky

movements beneath moles holes

what the stray cat knows

Hedgerow No. 33; June, 2015

 

after rains—

blue jay jive in the bird bath

cumulus clouds

Hedgerow No. 33; June, 2015

 

August eve

long green sunlight

creeps along the grass

Hedgerow No. 33; June, 2015

 

 

saturnine sunrise coffee cup half full of dreams

Frogpond 38:2; Spring/Summer, 2015

 

in dappled shade

beneath white dogwood bracts

a warbler worming

Three Line Poetry 32; 2015

 

 

crisp October—

I toss away

an apple core

Presence 52; 2015: 31

 

ashen sky

I bypass

a black hearse

50 haikus 1.7; 2015

 

county fair . . .

cumulus clouds of cotton candy

corn dog (99) scents

50 haikus 1.7; 2015

 

Lumber jacks saw logs

As girls toy with paper dolls

Sugar cookies rise

Skyline Magazine 1.1; March-May, 2007
Gemeinschaft:  Poems for the Common Good; Scars Publications, 2003

 

Maidens kiss a frog

Hoping for a dashing prince

Amusing owls

Skyline Magazine 1.1; March-May, 2007
Gemeinschaft:  Poems for the Common Good; Scars Publications, 2003

 

In woods with growls

Little flowers pine for light

Salamanders crawl

Skyline Magazine 1.1; March-May, 2007
Gemeinschaft:  Poems for the Common Good; Scars Publications, 2003