December 20, 2015

a gust
through the windsock
morning chill

brass bell, Nov 2015

December 13, 2015

through the bug screen
cricket song

Under the Basho, 2015

November 29, 2015

spaghetti dinner
I watch her twirl
her hair

brass bell, Nov 2015

November 22, 2015

wilderness trail
he wanders off the edge
of his map

Frogpond 38.3

November 15, 2015

butterfly effect
the children stop
to watch

Frogpond 38.2

October 26, 2015

between lanes
night fog

cattails Sep 2015, Editor's Choice

October 12, 2015

breaking at the surface his moment as a fish

A Hundred Gourds, Sep 2015

October 05, 2015

no breeze
to turn the pinwheel
summer heat

cattails Sep 2015

September 23, 2015

across my fingers
the ink I thought
would become
my best poem

September 21, 2015

wolf moon
the growl of a muscle car
long after dark

Bamboo Hut, Sep 2015

September 20, 2015

cajun night
the heat of her
french kiss

hedgerow 38

September 19, 2015

the way
she carries another
man's scent
I'm still unaccustomed
to my new deodorant

Bright Stars 6

September 17, 2015

spring concert
the trumpet lilies

Bamboo Hut, Sep 2015

September 15, 2015

I stand my ground
against the wasp
feigning the courage
I want
my kids to learn

Skylark Tanka, Winter 2014

September 12, 2015

open window
a loose leaf flutters
under my pen

hedgerow 40

September 10, 2015

cricket song
I turn to speak in
Dad's good ear

hedgerow 39

September 08, 2015

however still
I stand my shadow
rises and falls
with the ripples of
the lake

Bright Stars 4

September 04, 2015

behind trees
folded like hands
no one suspected
the forest
was bluffing

Vine Leaves 12

August 28, 2015

appearing at
the edge of the city
hundreds of
miles away

Atlas Poetica 21

August 26, 2015

electric guitar
every mistake

Gems Anthology 2014

August 25, 2015

wiping its droppings
off my sleeve
there's only
one way I'm
looking at a blackbird

Atlas Poetica 20

August 23, 2015

he can't hit
the opening pitch
national anthem

Gems Anthology 2014

August 21, 2015

me a moment
the river
now flowing

Bamboo Hut, May 2015

August 20, 2015

exercise bike
the damned thing
just sits there

cattails Jan 2015

August 16, 2015

divided highway
we don't speak
for hours

Gems Anthology 2014

August 09, 2015

he looks at me
like I'm from another
planet -
in his headphones
Bruno Mars

Undertow 6

August 07, 2015

light snow
she brushes off
my opinion

brass bell, Dec 2014

August 04, 2015

on the driveway
my anger

tinywords 15.1

August 02, 2015

driving home
with one headlight
evening sun

Gems Anthology 2014

August 01, 2015

having outgrown
the backyard
play set
only the wind now
riding the swings

Bright Stars 5

July 20, 2015

at the end
of a long night
of blues
Lucille still
whispering in my ear

- for B.B. King

Undertow 6

July 16, 2015

irish pub
our accents
grow thicker

tinywords 14.2

July 12, 2015

children's zoo
the first exhibit
my kids

cattails Jan 2015, Editor's Choice

July 11, 2015

as the falling
her masterpiece
in sidewalk chalk

Undertow 5

July 10, 2015

only my
imagination stirs
night winds

cattails, Jan 2015

July 09, 2015

unable to shake
last night's dream
day moon

July 08, 2015

all I caught
was the bush behind me
and the ire
of my father snipping
down another hook

Bright Stars 3