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latest issue of ephemerae

Delighted to appear again in one of my favorite journals, ephemerae – vol.1, C


the first ultrasound
becomes the last


that time
when I was enough
harvest moon

Human/Kind Journal – Inaugural Issue!

Delighted to appear in the first issue Human/Kind Journal with a senryu: 

death anniversary
I remember
the day after


and this haibun:


Immaterial Matters


Lots of children in the waiting room today. It’s been a year and there have been some subtle changes. No more game shows on the tv. Instead there is a loop of meditative music set to nature images. A couple more plaques under the doctor’s names. Some new photo books. Just enough to remind me that my children have grown and it’ll be another year before I’m back here again.


          turning gray I see myself in every mother


The nurse rattles off some questions. Any changes to your medical history? No. Any changes to your father’s health? Cancer. Your maternal grandmother still alive? No. Any concerns today? Yes. And she packs up and leaves. Business as usual.


          exam room smoothing out the paper gown creases


I stare at the wallpaper while I wait. During one prenatal appointment my husband pointed out how the design looks like rows of uteruses. It’s all I can see now.


          empty womb the distant cry of a hungry baby


My IUD has slipped and needs to be removed. The biggest question I face is who will watch the children.


          stay-at-home mom asking permission to take a shower


On my way home I joke about close calls with my friend who miscarried two months prior.


          between black and white a story in every shade


Frameless Sky – Issue 9


summer haze
the birdbath
in constant ripple


our vows…
a breeze ripe
with dogwood


water lilies
how my daughter cups
the sun



i remember being lead
my hand on her shoulder
her hand on his


my eyes opened
to the secret forest


and i drew my first breath



Frameless Sky – Issue 9

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failed haiku – volume 3, issue 36


Delighted to have a senryu, 3 haibun, and one experimental haibun using cherita as the prose in the latest issue of Failed Haiku


still better
in my memory
first kiss



As Is

It’s been months since I’ve been alone. Truly alone. Lying on the hotel bed I want nothing more than to soak in my music and let thoughts that have been caged up for years come and lie with me.

remembering my ex




After several months of communicating only in French, the mother turned to me and in perfect English says, “could you watch the children so we can go Christmas shopping?”  I couldn’t have loved her more.

wheels down
all the streets



Three Years Later

i watch you, watching me

past journals



way of the river


in a drawl like the sun


she tells us where
to get the best crawfish


we don’t have
the heart to tell her
we’re vegetarians


unshaved legs
the furtive glance
of my grandmother


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