Thursday, December 31, 2009

soft snow encloses
the world in the silence
of new year's regrets

Thanks to Walky Soto for inviting me to Haiku Bones

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Skeleton trees reach
gnarled branches through falling snow.
Our joints ache.
winter resurrection
a friend's face
on Google Chrome

Friday, December 04, 2009

Pale and cold
I warm my hands
on the red mug.
Winter blood test.
Pale and cold,
I dream of the tropics
and stare at the ceiling--
winter blood test. 
pale and cold
dreams of tropical islands
blood test 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

inside for days
bedroom, fever, stay the same
natureless haiku
in the searing heat
reduced to its elemental form
my brain in fever

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

moon viewing
a scholar's garden retreat 
you are with me in spirit
rapturous delight
soft--in the afternoon
raw salmon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

the deepening chill 

settles in my waiting soul 

early winter
fall colors
exploding in pinks and greens
beautiful weed

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

black cat leading me,
half asleep, to the food bowl
midnight snack

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Red, gently applied over yellow
with a dry brush.
Cold apple.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

At the Grotto

Orange butterfly
alights on purple flower--
prays with Bernadette.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

is it bad luck
when a vulture crosses
your path?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

large families
quiet and well behaved
in my dreams

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Haiku

Cold snow rests
on the old Torii gate.
Red berries bring hope.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

an Alzheimer's stranger,
he wheels in
and joins our party.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Married Love

Ancient and bent,
after pushing her wheelchair,
he feeds her.