Utb – Modern Haiku 2018

wave crests how he stumbles through a memory   elderberry wine the first firefly in years   birdwatching… I never could remember our song   setting sun our conversation becomes one-sided   butterfly wings my daughter asks if I can fly   brushstrokes I hover between seasons   Under the Basho – Modern Haiku –Continue reading “Utb – Modern Haiku 2018”

The Sum of Me

  The Sum of Me   Shunned and disqualified from the pastorate, I held my diagnosis like a disease. My moods, infected by the devil, were a treacherous  battleground in need of salvation. However, I still choose medication over prayer, and my worth as a spiritual leader plummeted. Hope along with it. Nothing has paralleledContinue reading “The Sum of Me”

3 cherita in shadow dancer

in between riding a ferris wheel of diapers and housework i pull up my unwashed hair and write     two pregnancies later i stare at my own low hanging fruit wondering if i will ever be worth climbing again     as i turn to leave you call out “mommy, i’m scared!” i holdContinue reading “3 cherita in shadow dancer”

2 Haibun in Scryptic

Thrilled to appear in Scryptic Magazine 1.4 with 2 haibun!   Homeward Bound I overhear the character on my daughters cartoon show ask, “Do you know what’s in the box”? Well, do you know? It’s my broken spirit. My bubbling anger. My frustration over having a perpetually messy house, with no energy to fix it.Continue reading “2 Haibun in Scryptic”