Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 petrichor...
we gather the remnants
of our hope

*Published in the July 2021 issue of Stardust Haiku

Monday, July 19, 2021

in his arms i become the rain

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 7/17/21 

Friday, July 16, 2021

 temptress...
a dusting of starlight
falls across my chest

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 7/16/21

Thursday, July 15, 2021

 because we have nothing left the sun

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 7/15/21

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 watching the night fall from grace

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 7/13/21

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 behind this silence a twilight in flames

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 7/11/21

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

after the match
strike your
toothless grin

*Published by horror senryu journal on 7/7/21

Thursday, July 1, 2021

 my hand gently
caresses her face
(i knew i wasn’t straight)

*

recurring nightmare
the wolf licks his lips
beside my bed

*

teenage rebellion
i crush the cig with my
steel-toe combat boots

*Published in the July 2021 issue of brass bell: a haiku journal

Sunday, June 27, 2021

moonlight
a rose unfolds
within the silence

*Published in the June 2021 issue of Stardust Haiku 
 ghost moon
i just want you
to see me

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 6/25/21

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

the warbler sings
to an audience of dust
in dreams
i am always stuck
in the wrong universe

*Published by Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective on 6/23/21
moon after moon the ache of being

*Published in Cold Moon Journal on 6/23/21

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

stomach punch
and yet
i was born

*Published in Suspect Device Zine (Turning Japanese #5)

Monday, June 21, 2021

dusty attic
the scent of
a grimoire

*Published by horror senryu journal on 6/21/21

Saturday, June 19, 2021

from pink to violet
to the darkest indigo
this sunset
has touched my soul
in places i had forgotten

*

between the lands
of awake and sleep
a melody
rises from each tulip
waiting for your touch

*Published in the spring 2021 edition of The Bamboo Hut
 a quiet pond
reflects a pool of stars
this must be
what it feels like
to reach the gates of Heaven

*

the rain is gentle
and the wind is soft
today i vow
to bottle up and save
this moment of ahh

*

my thumb caresses
this piece of moonstone
i wonder
whose hands loved you
long before mine

*Published in the spring 2021 edition of The Bamboo Hut

Monday, June 14, 2021

 lost

when i don’t see
the lyricism in the steady
march of ants
and when i don’t feel
the expansiveness
of a night without a moon
then i know
i have lost myself
in the fray of this
modern world

*

a quick prayer

to breathe in
this rain-soaked night
before i rest
in the arms of grace

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #23
 beneath the covers

a bird trills
then a rumble of thunder
responds

this is
my favorite type
of morning

*

from above

like a streak of lightning
pummeling its way
through sodden clouds
your voice
transcends the darkness
of my boiled thoughts

*

come here

a poem
is a safe space
in which to open
up your heart

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #23
 awake

perhaps i will sleep
another day
another day when
the moon isn’t
so full and luminous
and the blackbird isn’t
so sweet and beautiful

*

where truth resides

in the pause
between your voice
and mine

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #23

Sunday, June 13, 2021

 fine-toothed comb the crescent moon in my bones

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 6/13/21

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

what could have been the sound of rain

*Published in Paradigm Shift: The Travels of Rain on The Haiku Foundation’s website

 before sunrise shaking off a phantom moon

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 6/8/21

Friday, June 4, 2021

echoes in a vacant house regret

*Published by horror senryu journal on 6/4/21

Thursday, June 3, 2021

in your snow the Lydian moon rises

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 6/2/21
through these doors
the wind
remains

*Published in Door to Door: Doorway on The Haiku Foundation’s website