Friday, February 27, 2015

A wrist band

a wrist band
IDs me with name
and age—
still, all these people
ask me who I am

~hospital, Katy, Texas, USA
—Atlas Poetica 20, January 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The same sky

the same sky 
as in the city 
but vaster here 
above this pastureland, 
my thoughts given their space 

3LIGHTS, Winter 2010

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Not sharing

not sharing
my passion for poetry
he buys me
Pablo Neruda’s 
Odes to Opposites

—Fire Pearls 2 (anthology by Keibooks), 2013

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How deftly; in love; 20-some years

how deftly
you maneuver the chopsticks—
with fork in hand
I study your routine
as if you were a gymnast

—I think this was published (2007?), but I can't figure out where

in love
over vegetable curry
I can’t stop staring. . .
this brown rice
isn’t one bit mushy

—Simply Haiku, Autumn 2006

20-some years
of knowing each other
we choose mild
for the heat level
of our chana masala

—Fire Pearls 2 (an anthology by Keibooks), 2013

Friday, February 6, 2015

A wasp

a wasp
inhabits the feeder
I start to refill—
my days so full
with plans I must change

Simply Haiku, Autumn 2006

One of these days, before our next move, we should hang up this bird feeder again.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Announcement: Reprint of "What if?" and call for submissions

KYSO Flash, a relatively new e-zine that celebrates short works of literature, recently reprinted my tanka prose piece "What if?

Calling all haibun and tanka prose writers: For the next two issues, the editor is looking primarily for fictionalized, imaginative haibun and tanka prose pieces or, as she describes them, "tanka stories."