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Death Haiku

The pursuit of death is the scent that brings this bee hungry to the bloom.

Homeland Security Keystone Haiku

Have you heard the sound of one President’s silence while quiet eyes watch?

Onion Skin

A leaf underground, tart with toxic defenses, blooms white in the sun.


One night I had the oddest dream of walking on the beach I had really groovy shorts on and my shirt was colored peach


A blinding flash across the sky caused me to lift my head Scenes from my life before my eye Bright colors in my head


When I looked back down […]


An ephemeral sonnet of winter aconite. […]

The Ode of the Black Howler

The young man lay alone at night, His head against a root. His nose was frosty with the snow His face was black with soot. But he was warm, he swore, he swore, Before the howl made at his foot, the howling at his foot.

Still in his dreams the scream rebounds To cut off […]

Gardening Haiku: Lamb's Ear

In the fall lamb’s ear is not so soft. Or is my touch so much harder?

Gardening Haiku: Lamb’s Ear

In the fall lamb’s ear is not so soft. Or is my touch so much harder?

Limerick Open Thread (Kill Prop 8 Edition)

In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken

Tell me all about news of the day It’s your turn, so go on, have your say Share what’s better and worse Just do it in verse In a […]

Cormorant Hermit Crab Duet

Dunk, swim. Where is it? Flash! Jumping mackerel. I’ve got one! Wriggling silver in the bill. Put it in the bucket. Flip, catch, swallow. Look, it’s coming out.

Jet Ski Dissection

Cutting through the smooth morning lake surface they end the day’s reflection.