S.M. Kozubek

Born 1947 in Evanston Illinois, USA
Living in Sarasota, Florida, USA

After retiring from practicing law, S. M. Kozubek devotes more time to writing haiku and other poetry, plays, flash fiction and other works. He also leads writing workshops. His poems have appeared in ICON, Journal of Modern Poetry, Frogpond, Mayfly, is/let, A Hundred Gourds, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Skylark, Prune Juice, Red Moon Anthology, failed haiku, hedgerow, Sonic Boom and other publications.
https://mkozubek1.wordpress.com


 


ALS, the doctor says...
at each bend of the river
      another bend

A Hundred Gourds 5:1, December 2015

 

as the funeral cars depart
the widow steps inside
and draws the shades

A Hundred Gourds 5:1, December 2015

 

potluck
five recipes
for baked beans

A Hundred Gourds 5:2, March 2016

 

on the sill
a dazed fly buzzes
winter recess

A Hundred Gourds 5:3, June 2016

 

our lives together
little left…
cookie crumbs

bottle rockets, no. 35, 2016

 

in from the cold
at the hot stove
socks steam

bottle rockets, no. 36, 2017

 

despite the chill trillium

is/let, November, 2016

 

at her bedside
the tight skein
              unravels

Modern Haiku, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2017

 

genealogy tree some buzzards perch

Sonic Boom, No. 8, 2017
failed haiku, September 2017

 

despite the frost forsythia

hedgerow, No. 108, 2017

 

after the divorce
how human
my parents become

hedgerow, No. 110, 2017 (only in print)
failed haiku, September 2017

 

one day at a time lottery ticket

Frogpond 40:2, 2017

 

the hall
suddenly empty
slow dance

bottle rockets, no. 37, 2017

 

old hat
I misplace
my sense of wonder

Mayfly, no. 63, 2017

 

climate march
we drink water
from plastic bottles

Modern Haiku, Fall 2017

 

with no whit of wind we

Bones, No. 14, November 2017

 

 

awaiting
May
impatiens

bottle rockets, no. 38, 2018

 

     amid the stones
of the soldiers' cemetery
        edelweiss

second prize 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest - International SectionInternational Section

 

 

mortgage overdue—
tent caterpillars
in the cherry blossoms

A Hundred Gourds, September 2014

 

I collapse on the gurney . . .
in dreams
riding Rosebud again

A Hundred Gourds, September 2014

 

fog surrenders
            to blue
the surgeon's eyes

Frogpond 38:1 - 2015

 

under the stars
       the cold bites my lungs
         inhaling constellations

bottle rockets, no. 32, 2015

 

before the moon sets
kiss me
       forever

bottle rockets, no. 32, 2015

 

October dusk
   leaves drift
   to other leaves

A Hundred Gourds 4:1, March 2015

 

startled on the path
a sandhill crane and I
     pop up our heads

A Hundred Gourds, June 2015

 

the egret's white wings
                     above the tent
                     revival meeting

A Hundred Gourds, June 2015

 

wildflowers color
the hilltop meadows . . .
open air art

The Inn at Honey Run Haiku Path installed summer 2015

 

early frost
a cicada
serenades itself

Frogpond 38:2, 2015

 

        to branch bird
ground

bottle rockets, no. 33, 2015

 

spring training
the manager decides this year's
                        sunflower seeds

bottle rockets, no. 33, 2015

 

for the sun
the buds
disrobe

A Hundred Gourds 4:4, Sept. 2015

 

some light
just reaching me
Christ on the mountaintop

A Hundred Gourds 4:4, Sept. 2015

 

ALS, the doctor says...
at each bend of the river
     another bend

A Hundred Gourds 5:1 Dec, 2015

 

as the funeral cars depart
the widow steps inside
and draws the shades

A Hundred Gourds 5:1 Dec, 2015

 

potluck
five recipes
for baked beans

A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March, 2016

 

at summer's turn
the fragrance
of seasoned wood

bottle rockets, no. 34, 2016

 

on the sill
a dazed fly buzzes
winter recess

A Hundred Gourds 5:3, June 2016

 

harvest moon
sliding her fingers across
his stationery

Frogpond, 37:1, 2014

 

chipmunks scurry
beneath dried leaves—
our secrets

HSA Mineral Point anthology: 2012

 

lovers' tryst
waiting forever
for the moon to set

bottle rockets, no. 30, 2014

 

roads draped in ice
the winter she slipped
                          away
                          
Frogpond, 35:2, 2012

 

lights of the city
fireflies winking
epiphanies

Frogpond, 36:2, 2013

 

garbage pickup—
morning rays warm
the confessional

Frogpond, 37:2, 2014


kneeling at the altar

the smell of incense...
my father’s casket

The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, 2014

 

 

genealogy:
the earth from
my grandparents' garden

Frogpond, 36:2, 2013

 

retirement
my dog and I
smelling thyme

Prunejuice, July 2014

 

before yoga class
cell phones
chatarunga

Prune Juice, July 2015

 

spring training
ball players stretch
their winter escapades

Mayfly 59: 2015

 

last chemo
my doctor
rustles his papers

Acorn Fall, 2015