Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cornfield in winter

A thin mist, sunlit
Blurs the sharp corn stalk edges.
Soft focus on death.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Political Epiphany

Even God Himself
Must struggle with False Witness
And Willful Ignorance.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


In a pecan’s shade,
A lazy groundhog reaches
For more fallen nuts.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

That Skinks

A flash of movement:
Blue-tailed skink on the concrete,
Pauses — slips away.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Too soon! Too soon!

Yawning and blinking,
Students stand along the road
Waiting for the bus.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Working senryu

Back-to-back meetings:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yes, Fridays can suck.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chilly moldy senryu

Cleaning out the fridge:
The theme song to "Weird Science"
Running through my head.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Grimy senryu

I would wash the bike —
But Mrs. Fetched would insist
I wash her car, too.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Softness on softness:
Cherry blossoms fall to sleep
On a bed of moss.
Cherry blossoms on moss

Sunday, April 13, 2008

On a sidewalk

Warm southerly breeze.
A tree caresses my hair,
As I walk beneath.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


A Chinese seamstress
Said to my Daughter Dearest:
"Your boobs are heavy."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Winter on Planet Georgia

Heavy, wet white flakes,
Turning green pine limbs to white.
Snow swirls on the road.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Tall woman jogging.
Are her breasts really smaller
Than her knobby knees???

But It's Year-Round

Her quick refusal
Summons the deep winter chill
Into our bedroom.