Haiku 4.30

smooth crystal raindrops

strung along spiderweb strands

reflecting blue sky

Tanka 4.29

warm bread freshly baked

the earth just after spring rains

clothes dried in the sun

a bush laden with lilacs

my sheets still smelling like you

Haiku 4.29

stormy percussion

rimshots against the window

thunder’s low bass drum

your cartography

the sun slips past the shade

to paint planes of light and shadow

across sleeping face.


fingertips, a protractor

measuring angles of jawline

of cheekbone

of curve under bottom lip


while navigating blindly

the labyrinth of heart

Haiku 4.27

the sun on my face

warm breeze flutters the new leaves

ants in the kitchen

Haiku 4.26

crows on a wire

sitting a wingspan apart

social distancing

Haiku 4.25

I slipped out last night

scanning skies for shooting stars

nature’s promises

sweet … Haiku Friday 4.24

your teeth sink into

the powdered sugar donut

it dusts your black shirt

snow still caps the mountaintops

faintly visible at dawn


sugar on your lip

I remember the sweetness

well after dinner


honey in green tea

steam rises from the surface

faint smile on your lips

leaning against the window

you long for the mountains


I watch you sip tea

a smile flits across your face

that is not for me


my lips graze your neck

as you gaze out the window

light painting cheekbones

while your head tips to the left

wordlessly asking for more

Tanka 4.23

the north wind cuts through

our masks and sweaters sharply

stealing away breath

my hand curling within yours

warm and safe in your pocket

Audio: my personal meteor shower

Adding an audio file ala Johnny Crabcakes style …

Issues with this posting, so I dropped it into SoundCloud.


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