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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Plastic Roses Haiku

her shadow
on the plastic roses
winter twilight

Haiku Canada Review, 9:1, February 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I'm Not Your Magic Johnson, A Tanka Prose

like dark clouds
these words hovering
in my mind:
Did you ever love me?
I love that you loved me

The low rumble of distant thunder. On the way home, I walk with a heavy step, my legs aching. I am dragged down by this inescapable fact that tomorrow is Monday and it will be hard to get up.

Whispers, February 7, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Silence of Abandonment, A Tanka Prose

running to her
on the path of my dream --
her black cat
wanders back and forth
along the white fence

The last time we communicated with each other was her parting words printed in a bold, black type on the A4 paper under her wedding ring: feed the cat.

Hedgerow, 15, Feb. 6, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

#IamXXX Tanka

written for Twitter users who believe in the one-click revolution

on my screen
one #IamXXX pops up
after another ...
outside the cafe
an old man in rags

NeverEnding Story, February 3, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hole Senryu

a hole in my sock
she serves me
with divorce papers

Modern Haiku, 46:1, Winter/Spring2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pigtail Ribbon Haiku

her pigtail ribbon
pulled in the schoolyard...
taste of winter rain

Modern Haiku, 46:1, Winter/Spring2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

The (Lost) Love Song of Eric Liu, A Tanka Sequence

she whispers,
what does a poet do?
running her fingers
through my chest hair...
I moan, makes love to the world

the moon
soaking with wet light
our tangled clothes
on the sand ...
one star, then many

she left me
for a woman in red
at the beach
I hear mermaids
singing each to each

Atlas Poetica, 20, January 2015