Haiku 836, Tanka 180

From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.

Haiku 836
6/25/20

window screen sunshine
Gridded-out squares of daylight
can’t confine the sky

Tanka 180
6/30/20

A good hiding place
this stretch of stormy weather
flung across the map
I push aside one raindrop
The next one I climb inside

Haiku 833, 834, 835

From The Immediate and No Sooner, 2021.

Haiku 833
6/25/20

Tired waffle weave cloth
swipes its one-millionth wet plate.
Threads fray. Break. A hole.

Haiku 834
6/25/20

three dirty sponges
huddled together squeezed dry
pants of exhaustion

Haiku 835
6/25/20

skylight to ceiling –
up view from inside lampshade.
light bulb eyes its sky.

Tanka 179, Haiku 837

From the collection The Immediate and No Sooner, 2021.

Tanka 179
6/19/20

When I first meet them
they are grinning big toothless
gaping hungry smiles
in their tiny twig-built home.
Naked insistent newborns.

Haiku 837
6/19/20

oh please let’s avoid
a stretch of stormy weather
this afternoon. Please?

Haiku 829, 830

From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.

Haiku 829
6/11/20

a fresh artifact
among the ancient clay tiles
who slipped it in place?

Haiku 830
6/11/20

Inchworm, count it out
Take another measurement
Send me some new clothes

Haiku 928, 929, 930

From the collection published in 2022, Writing Notebook 2021.

Haiku 928

I wonder – is your head
tangled in copper wire – or –
is that your real hair?

5/14/21

Haiku 929

a kicked-in front door
silvered paint on splintered wood
a house on its knees

5/14/21

Haiku 930

please, just this one time –
this once in my own blue moon –
help me find the words?

5/19/21