- Eggs Over Tokyo -
(Tokyo Is Easy)
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Saturday, November 18, 2017
(online & print) November 2017
Silence at sunrise:
only the sound of breakers
—morning, lost in fog—
I am adrift on the shore
unable to set my sail
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
One Person's Trash (Online & Print) November 2017
-Previous version (Titled "Charlie") in
, March 2013
Charlie visits the Precious Savior
Bookstore, stocks up on all the latest
offerings: Ticket To Heaven postcards,
sticks of incense, The Greatest Hits
Of The Grateful Faithful, featuring
the Certain Resurrection Choir.
He goes for a walk on Water Street,
his head and headphones buzzing.
Charlie folds himself into a corner,
contemplates nations murdering
nations. He no longer aims or claims
to be a general; thinks instead about
suicide, rain, and the sidewalks, running.
Smoke rises near the airport, insubstantial,
like a ghost rises from a cooling corpse.
Charlie, airborne, cools his heels, thinks about
jets and vapor trails.
Back at the shelter, he’s got a fan
and a paint-by-number Jesus.
At night they find a little harmony:
the fan spins around and
the room spins around and Jesus,
pleased, lets Charlie go to sleep.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu (Online) November 2017
she could read him like a book—
all his pages were loose leaves
a conference room:
he can’t believe his own ears
—it’s all doubletalk–