Saturday, July 10, 2010

Small Beauty


Lacy spider web
iridescent water gems
privilege to see

Cherry Blossom


love dances on breeze
cherry blossom bud explodes
delectable fruit

Beneath Golden Leaves


beneath golden leaves
tiger preys on innocence
scream shatters silence

First prize January 2010 haiku competition
Poet's of the Palm Beaches

Friday, July 9, 2010

During the Day

Dust motes down
seen only in slants
sun carves its way
through the day

We wake, rise from
horizontal slowly
move through our
shower, shave


down dust motes
seen only in sun
carved slants
through the day


Creole stew
chocolate skin
pepper peeled
chopped fine
garlic minced in
vegetables potted
great amalgam
oysters, shrimp
shorebirds, grasses

will we do?


Have a Desert
outside the Oasis

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Have Always Known

I have always known
the whole, yet I look away
prefer to mire down, why
why, for I hate the mire

I blame it on many things
rightfully so, in the end
it comes down to me
I have always known


Only the twig knows
just one leaf spiraled away
it was her child