The force of the wind shown in all the smoke—- Wildfire season

In the old man’s voice the transparency of the stream the indifference of the fish

Across the table her trembling lapdog Happy Hour part of the floating world collection The Mississippi Portland

Hot sleepless nights the swish-swish of the rainbirds soaking the dead grass

Her fragrant pillow back from the dry cleaners— widower’s lament 7/13/18

If we go down the alley we can visit the Buddha garden and the chicken coop. 7/15/18

Politics is out of the question I’ve learned talking to chickens What is the question I’ve learned talking to chickens? This is a revision of a post-Trump election haiku posted today. The original was “politics is / out of the question I’ve learned / to talk to chickens.” But a friend raised some issues and […]