Thursday, December 1, 2022

 boundless
the stars within
a rose

*Published in the December 2022 issue of brass bell: a haiku journal

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

serpent’s seed all over your tongue

*Published in the Poetry Pea Journal 2.22
new moon
i choose to live
dangerously

*Published by Scarlet Dragonfly Journal on 11/21/22

Thursday, November 17, 2022

vermilion sky and also you

*Published by The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue on 11/16/22

Monday, November 7, 2022

when i close my eyes all the stars

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 11/4/22

Friday, November 4, 2022

dewdrop
all i want
is to be soft

*Published by Cold Moon Journal on 11/4/22

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 an untamed garden the story before our story

*Published in the November 2022 issue of brass bell: a haiku journal

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 beautiful
the weeds
in my garden

*Published in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue on 10/26/22

Thursday, October 20, 2022

“i don’t write love poems”

i said
before i
met you

although i’m too shy to admit this

when i ask
how the stars are tonight

what i mean is
i want to be there with you

believe me
i want to tell you everything
but in order to do so
i would need

to strip down to the bone

and do you understand
my dear
how frightening it is

to be so raw

you fall asleep so quickly

and that’s fine with me
to see your golden waves, spilling
over your closed eyes, dreaming
is perhaps
one of the most beautiful things
i have ever seen

and after the pepper spray

the rise and fall
of your belly
was the only thing
that stilled me -
that held my scream

inside

recently

while on a walk i saw
a small white butterfly

it moved more easily than
a quiet summer breeze

*Published by Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective on 10/8/22

Thursday, October 6, 2022

 not like the other girls in the grinder

*Published by horror senryu journal on 10/6/22

Friday, September 30, 2022

so why choose

before i was the desert
i was the snow
and how satisfying
it is to have been
so many odd little things

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Sunday, September 25, 2022

 within

every rustle of wind
every breath of birdsong

behold

each one is
a divine work of art

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

 this late summer moon

you will never know
how much i delight
to dream within
your gentle glow

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Monday, September 19, 2022

restoration

it is a rose
a distant galaxy

what beauty there is
in removing oneself

from the clash and clamor
of this heated world

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Friday, September 16, 2022

milk & honey & the sweat of your gun

*Published by horror senryu journal on 9/16/22 
fistful of stones
now tell me
who is god

*Published by horror senryu journal on 9/16/22 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

 like a feather

there are things
i want to tell you
such as the way
you move mountains

even the ones
i dared not even climb

but instead i will tell you
the sun seems brighter recently
or that i feel
a sudden lightness within my step

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

 here among the stars

even the ants know
that this moment is sacred

and yet no more special
than any other

i say

when the grass floats
in a river of wind

listen as the oak has done
for thousands of years

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #26

Thursday, September 1, 2022

 on writing

it is one thing to see your poem
as you write it
but it is another to taste it
feel it
hear it
and breathe it in
as you write it

use all of your senses
and your creativity will bloom

*Published in The Haiku Foundation’s New to Haiku column on 8/28/22

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

now and then
salvation through
a zinnia

*Published in the August 2022 issue of Stardust Haiku 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

in your pulse the softness of violet

*Published by Scarlet Dragonfly Journal on 8/20/22

Thursday, August 11, 2022

hidden oak
teach me to live
without hubris

*Published in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue on 8/10/22

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

almost

instinctively you reached
for my body // hip hold
for comfort

you know i would have preferred
a beginning in the ending
i found another

tepid soul to consume my tongue
swan dive into a pool
of molten water

*Published by Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective on 8/10/22

Friday, August 5, 2022

 magenta a melodic stream

*Published in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue on 8/5/22

Monday, August 1, 2022

an endless ocean
such are
the dreams of mine

*Published in the August 2022 issue of brass bell: a haiku journal