22?? We tip today
12?? the planet north and I
07?? toward the sun

23?? Sun dips low
12?? leans in long lighting
07 ?? pine boughs on mantle

24?? Big wind scatters birds
12?? lifts up leaves, a few dogs
07?? out walking their people

26?? Sun comes up
12?? temperature
07 ?? doesn’t change

27 ?? So odd to
12? ? see the sun but not
07 ?? feel it

28?? Twenty one minutes
12?? yet before the alarm.
07 ? Soft pillow warm bed

29?? Eleven fifty nine
12?? just in time to write
07?? today’s haiku

30?? ‘Gigantic!’
12?? he said when he saw
07 ?? the Cal King Charlie arrives in Truckee, age 2 1/2 years

31 Two thousand and eight
12?? New year. New President. New
07?? what else? May we be again, this time next year, together.

1???? Ten thousand cars
1???? two lane mountain road
08?? brake lights, snow

2???? Lake surface
1 a mirror, each dark
08? tree listens

3 Thinking of no-
1 impact man, I ride
08? home in the rain

4 On-line dating
1 profile too wordy
08? edit tomorrow

7 Fresh in from
1 small town USA
08? she wants sushi?

Tracy sends her
haiku via postcard
do I dare?

8 winter storm
1 power out.? hibernation
08? at last

8 How to weave
1 eleven syllables
08? into a story?

8 Flooding out
1 I forget to water
08 the?indoor plants

9 ‘Happy new year’ she said.
1 Waves breaking,
08? a flock of gulls rising

11 “Once you articulate clearly
1 your exile, you are already
08? on your way home.” David White, Mt. Maddonna workshop

12 Paid through Sunday we
1 sneak away in Saturday’s dark night
08? like teenagers

13 Owl hides itself
1 from the mouse
08? and you too

14 Eleven
1 p.m. finish work
08? no poetry now

15 Oriole
1 orangutang, oh
08? outstanding! inspired by Bly’s Ramages

16 I don’t mean to be
1
shouting in red, I simply left
08
the black pen downstairs

17 The bird drops
1 to the deck and pops
08 the fat bug

18 paned windows
1 frame gray day out
08? and cozy in

19 midwinter on the coast:
1 greened mustard field the colors of
08? June on high passes

20 beach rats those
1 seagulls but backlit
08? pure as snow

21 MLK
1 day today cold rain
08? overtime

24 read a bit about
1 haiku today, ain’t just about
08? seventeen syllables

22 full moon fakes
1 a?dawn in the low
08? pearly clouds

25 ceaseless rain
1 grey cat cowers cold
08? under the eave

26 after the storm the still’s
1 a startling warm, birds
08? reclaim the air

27 lofted up
1 on pillows of air
08? a dozen gulls

28 step outside a break
1 in the rain colors emerge
08? horizon beckons

29 open the door to
1 cat scratching find instead
08? black and white backed skunk!

30 meadow frog
1 croak quiets me, my
08? eye quiets frog

2 cold blue day
1 chipper bus driver
08? better than coffee

2 rain sounds music
2 on the skylight
08? foils hike plans

3 cedar waxwings
2 so refined, reserved, until:
08? the berries!

4 black crowned heron
2 granite grey against sunset skies
08? commute west

5 Town Mountain
2 back-holler music
08? whiskey soaked

6 turn back after
2 passing a young beauty
08? narcissus

6 squeals and snorts
2 dashing around evading capture
08? little boy laughter

7 blue sky day
2 after weeks of rain
08? river chatters again

9 shower floor dirty
2 season’s first
08? barefoot day

10 at?Candlemas
2 meadows yellow up,
08? we made it!

11 exercise:
2 write the forbidden.
08? well of tears

12 a surprise fog turns
2 the intersection
08? into a movie set

13 aquarium day
2 otters wrestle, the octopus
08? unfurls all its night long

13 acacia
2 meadow bloom yellow
08? and yellow

13 monterey cypress
2 pruned hard year after year
08? bent under the wire

14 windowbox
2 filled with night and ferns
08? lush red rose

16 great blue overhead
2 grey clay against azure sky
08? wing feather missing

17 eucalyptus
2 highrise apartment ?with
08? birds floor to floor

17 luminescent
2 juvenile robin pulls worms
08? from muddy bank

18 president’s day
2 no haiku yet
08? mind on him

20 full lunar eclipse
2 night and clouds
08? silver sliver among stones

20 eclipsed moon
2 night clouds
08? light hidden, then not

21 between rain
2 bare birch branches tipped
08? with sun drops

21 full moon over
2 dark shoulder of ridge
08 bright piggyback smile

23 rain comes thick
2? pushes wood smoke
08 back down chimney

24 downed eucalyptus
2 seven new side shoot starts
08 yellow and salmon

24 amplified
2 storm surge rocks harbor
08 one grebe rides

26 weathered wood
2 old gap toothed cow barn
08 waist high grass

28 stubbly trees
2 pruned back hard, even yet
08 blossoming

29 perfect heft and drape
3 just enough wooly pasture
08? just enough silky dream

1 work with brush
3 and pen so to find
08 new ways

2 cherry trees everywhere
3 snow drifts in shady bay groves
08 over fields, pink oh!s of surprise

3 D to G
3 second finger steps like
08 newborn colt

5 perched kingfisher
3 tracks not the kayaker
08 but the wake

6 three blackbird males
3 chase a female through the scrub
08 like tie fighters

7 daffodils
3 dance on the highway
08 median

8 four tea lights
3 plate of greens, quiet dusk
08 fully at home

9 didn’t much
3 spring forward today
08 big headache

10 tall palm tree
3 unloads it sweet cache
08 of sparrows

11 white drifts
3 carpet forest floor:
08 cherry blossoms!

12 she listened as if
3 this was the only sentence
08 of his life

13 four plum trees
3 kelp covered canopies
08 toss blossoms to the wind

14 transcribed
3 a dozen haikus today
08 wrote none

15 rain so gentle
3 tulips open
08 to catch it

16 tree
3 helps wind
08 make its voice

17 acts so vivid
3 yet we remain
08 invisible ‘taggers memoir’, found haiku, along river levee

18 white trail through
3 green meadows goes ocher
08 under the acacia

19 night sky in river
3 not black but blue
08 equinox full moon

20 clock flips
3 the minute, I wait
08 for poetry

21 equinox evening
3 soft hushed expectation
08 and warm breezes

22 the world calls,
3 the harder thing, I turn
08 toward home

23 midtown open space
3 holds yet a few beautiful
08 bosky secrets

24 dark night hike
3 white skirt scoops up
08 all the starlight

25 steamy shower
3 river fills up
08 my bathroom

26 high branch perch.
3 first, eight cormorant, then
08 one hawk

29 the bassoon
3 waddles through the overture
08 like a porcupine

30 despondent Natascha’s: exquisite
3 ten poets leaving ten poets laughing,
08 empty house high on words

30 no longer
3 a spring blossom: I’m
08 fruit ripening

31 heron I
3 had not seen croaks ‘hey!’
08 overhead

31 two dozen finch, gold
3 to purple, branch to feeder
08 and back:? bird ballet

1 clouds
4 are the language
08 of things gathering

1 sun reflects
4 off a sheet of cirrus
08 like off water

2 just above the
4 mock orange tree, small flies
08 dip and dine

3 high in tree
4 zip-line catches, I’m
08 flying over meadow!

4 mourning doves
4 mate on the banister
08 gentle, even then

5 clouds are
4 the language of things
08 gathering

6 red squirrel noses
4 blackbird nest, perched
08 hawk watches

7 sea otter
4 crunches spotted crab
08 leg by leg

8 awaiting answers
4 a letter, a visit,
08 I myself arrive

9 so entranced
4 the breeze in the trees
08 tickles me

10 stealth perched in the tree
4 triangle ears, keen eyesight
08 sharp claws, silent flight

11 crisp morning
4 overhead, first spring
08 geese honk through

12 triumph bonneville
4 warm night ride, sat tight and let
08 the curves lean into me

13 ice cream cone
4 bare sandaled toes in
08 sun-baked grass

14 hindu couple holds
4 hands, stands on the golden gate
08 gazes toward India

15 one city
4 three quarter million faces
08 each a world

16 red bud romance: first
4 pink pea blossoms then deep red
08 hearts, tiny, tip branches

17 rail’s shadow
4 races zig zag zoom
08 up the steps

18 right in town three boys
4 lean in close ’round
08 a flickering campfire

19 second story bedroom,
4 skylight, I wake up in the
08 sunrise clouds

20 nectar from
4 forty thousand flowers
08 on my toast

21 sun dapples through the
4 urban forest. on cafe table,
08 cappuccino, cool breeze

22 blackbird call
4 trills out through
08 mown grass meadow

24 Apache songcatcher
4 Blue plays Mayan priest‘s flute
08 smoke rolls out the teepee top

25 met Isabel
4 a Havanese who owns
08 Nob Hill park

26 exhausted
4 head full of Armageddon
08 and hope together

27 breeze cool on
4 sunned skin, meadow grass
08 drags on bare shins

28 gull lands arranges
4 his gray wings all he needs
08 neatly on his back

29 a dozen
4 gulls over head, flowers
08 tossed on the wind

30 even the
4 prayer flags hardly cast
08 a shadow

1 plump bird
5 sits, round,
08 on perch

2 cliff swallow, bill stuck
5 in muddy bank, flutters
08 lifts off, builds cozy home

3 symphony: school of fish
5 choir: a hundred birds lift
08 off turn on their wings

4 blackbird carries
5 song of summer on
08 his red wing

5 sun warmed grass
5 ears smell summer in
08 blackbird’s song

6 flip the dark sheet out
5 puzzling constellation
08 of stars. moths in chest!

7 the dove rests its
5 soft belly on the fence and
08 we sit there awhile

8 sweet guitar
5 sits in corner, sings
08 silently

9 belated date with
5 the state … tijuana.
08 pacifico!

10 this haiku
5 is something about
08 bright cherries

11 evening falls the world
5 darkens collapses into
08 a campfire ember

12 duck stands still
5 lets the river
08 make the wake

14 future earth on fire.
5 drought, extinction, thirst, dry wind.
08 today, fresh lettuce

16 mockingbird
5 male, unmated, sings
08 through the night

17 art store and
5 cupcakerie on
08 same block. heaven

18 whale’s dark back
5 sinks, footprint glows gold
08 at sunrise

19 and the moon
5 rose the color
08 of my heart

20 the boat flew over the
5 kelp forest flushing the hundred
08 cormorant perched there

21 two days up before
5 sunrise, three full moonrises
08 and always the sea

22 hawk flaps up
5 extends tree top
08 twelve inches

23 no thunder
5 or wind, just all day
08 quiet rain

24 sienna forest
5 trail wanders lined green with
08 branching wild lilac

25 eighteen tents
5 in two thousand square feet
08 fiddling. whiskey.

26 eight voices
5 uniquely toned
08 sweet aligned

27 seven hundred nine
5 emails lurk behind the
08 cheerful blue screen

28 sweet wine drops
5 rich color of earth
08 cherry season!

29 six wined up
5 women laugh loud in
08 wood floor room

30 kneeled on the dojo mat
5 blackbelts bow, sit again
08 two hundred toes peek out

31 this spring evening is
5 impossibly still holding
08 its breath for summer

1 caught by a
6 parade downtown
08 joyful tardiness

2 she plays fiddle fast
6 her smile lights up
08 the corners of my eye

4 this dress is
6 so midwest but
08 I like it

5 they met midway
6 on the bridge, not sure
08 either’d show

6 “there’s no such thing
6 as ‘bad weather’ only
08 ‘not enough clothes’ “

7 summer heat
6 two ladies, a bench
08 berry sorbet

8 Rainier and
6 Bing juicy as
08 the summer’s long

9 parents draft
6 living trusts and I
08 need a crown

10 old women
6 shrug their coats up, girls
08 bare shouldered

11 neon peach
6 sun sienna clouds
08 forest fire

12 woolen petticoat
6 over a tawny bustle
08 dove perched above

13 thirteen
6 merganser chicks fluffy
08 try to dive

14 woke up with friends birthday gifts
6 in bed stack of printed poems
08 on the coverlet

15 black coal white
6 chalk stripes on brown skin
08 drum bear dance

16 jumped in
6 the ocean, clothes and all
08 then rode home

17 rich in words
6 so many worlds in
08 the poems I know

18 secret names
6 big baby belly
08?? perfect crib awaits

19 fat summer
6 peach in cobalt sky:
08?? moon at dusk

20 what could I eat
6 today that’s better than this
08 first ripe summer peach?

21 thunder
6 quiet earth
08 rain

22 six months pass
6 significance of words
08 pulled from each day

23 croissant takes
6 out temporary
08 crown. hot! cold!

24 wildfire smoke
6 fills inner-city changes
08 everything

25 she really
6 looked at my work and
08 that was enough

27 just nineteen
6 she bit? my tie, looked up
08 with painted yes

28 natascha stretched
6 across the backseat
08 three soft laps

29 cabbie cackles
6 we fasten seatbelts
08 covertly

30 two year old
6 blond peekaboo between
08 my long legs

1 shadow of
7 yellow light standard
08 on art store wall

2 dawn bark and crashing
7 smell of skunk
08 permeates house

3 gold grass white clapboard
7 one room north coast store kind of a day
08 blue cool and sweet

4???? I could smell
7???? the sunscreen five blocks
08 from the beach

5 the day ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? a.k.a.?? ??? never live
7???? went by too fast??? ??? ??? ??? ??? faster than your haiku
08 for words??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? can fly

6???? quiet office
7 only witness as she locks
08 doors for the last time

7???? tired after a
7???? long day friend feeds me
08 warm soup, conversation

8???? too easily
7???? my sour energy spills
08?? into another’s day

9???? running to the lake he
7???? steps out of his flip flops
08?? without stopping

10 summer dumb
7????? young turkeys stop
08??? on highway 3

11??? lone black oak
7????? on long scrubby slope
08 heavenly shade

12??? only sound
7????? footfall on dirt road
08? ?? and crickets

13 ? hiking shirt
7 in pure still water
08?? lets go the dirt

15 big black bear
7???? ambles up the trail
08?? to Marshy Lake

16?? swallowtail
7???? flits by missing
08 bottom left wing

17? ? friendly brown creeper
7???? stops me with its tseeeee
08?? mosquitoes move me on

18 ?? pale and still??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? full moon at deadfall lakes
7???? lying there as night comes
08 mosquitoes

19?? surprise valley hoedown
7???? half the street blocked off
08? pretty girls arrive horseback

20?? yellow peak lookout
7???? old friends get caught up
08?? clouds, forever sagebrush

21 marin escapees
7???? on cherry creek, passive solar home
08?? plant aspens, themselves

22?? dishtowels clipped to
7???? garden deer fence flap
08?? like prayer flags

23 four aunties’ feet
7???? stick out from under blanket
08?? iazzak in between

24?? “hi truck!”
7? zoom, rumble, giggle
08?? “crash!”

25 hot hot spring
7???? stupefies then
08 cool pool plunge

1???? river at dusk
8???? the color of
08 atlantis

2???? rail tracks lead
8???? out of town to open
08 meadow, lake

4???? mockingbird
8???? runs across roof returns me
08?? to the breath

5???? feral cat
8???? stares turns low pours itself
08?? through the grass

6???? pigeon falls
8???? through the sky wings in
08?? wide open vee

7???? bustley wind
8???? warm yet still night comes
08?? back to school

8???? happy
8???? dahlias bought from
08 happy farmers

9???? taste of sand
8????? salt cooled coals broke waves
08?? killdeer cry

10?? rubber band
8???? elegant tool both holds
08 and lets go

11 at its season’s end
8???? the sunflower turns instead
08?? toward earth, bows deeply

12?? scruffing down
8???? the early street: pajama’d man
08 clean laundry bag

13?? eucalyptus
8 just a suggestion
08?? city lit fog

14 proselytizing
8???? cab driver condemns gays
08?? then cheats me $20

15?? balmy breeze morning
8???? and Brooklyn street noise
08?? dance in her curtains

16?? runners sprint by
8???? in Central Park.? I want not
08?? to run, just be that fit

17?? the dogs here
8 have more expensive
08?? salons than I

18?? hot breakfast
8???? delivered to the park
08?? only in NYC

19?? crowd gathers
8???? Manhattan hawk, perched, feasts
08?? on pigeon

20?? subway ad says:
8??? ? This train can only
08?? take you so far

21 endless war again
8 just no draft this time
08?? let the sun shine

22?? now under
8???? construction at ground zero
08?? one freedom tower

23?? less alone
8???? cat leans her warm spine
08?? into my belly

24?? six courses sunset
8???? on the deck champagne and wine
08?? bon anniversaire

25?? pudding fog
8 down in the harbor
08 sun up ridge

27?? snake slides past shed skin
8???? hermit crab leaves home naked
08?? can I unmake me?

28?? he sang he had
8???? a little boy in his chest
08?? unfettered and naked

29?? toddlers take over house
8???? cat slinks off lower than toes
08?? wide eyes a-panic

30?? small hand reaches through
8 cat door places mini prayer flags
08? returns to retrieve them

31?? blond bed head and a bink
8???? he stares too wakey-up
08?? to say good morning

1???? hummingbird
9???? two quick perches then gone
08?? feeder empty

2???? night bike ride
9???? street light makes wheel shadow
08?? oval round oval

3???? flying downhill
9???? see heron knee deep in river
08?? almost crash gawking

4???? we wanted to say
9 something but she didn’t breathe
08?? between sentences

5???? in the park
9???? two men practice tai chi
08?? we draw cool green

6???? where did those
9???? two cds go? toddler smiles
08?? laptop chokes

7???? empty ferris wheel
9???? easter egg colored bench seats
08 backed by steel grey clouds

8 wince as the
9???? old hurts surface
08?? forgive again, again

9???? evening rain ride home
9???? try not to blink and the world becomes
08 beautiful round things

10 boardwalk
9???? so still just one boat
08 moored off wharf

11 his harmony
9???? danced above and below mine
08 amazing grace

12 moonlight and animal sound
9 reminds of a deep grief overheard
08?? how many the moon’s seen!

13 silent woods
9???? one thousand things alive
08?? between that woodpecker and I

14?? barbeque
9???? across the street laughter out back
08?? sunny Sunday

15?? this haiku
9???? is about just
08?? starting things

16?? “I’ll be a different
9???? person when I see you next”
08?? already we were

17?? pelican low in
9???? flight leave sweet belly footprint
08?? on mirrored river

18?? quarter moon
9???? tonight is the space
08?? between breaths

19?? the stormy sky
9?? ? collected itself as if
08?? over high peaks

20?? mom’s visit
9? ?? a relief to say no to a
08?? dozen invitations

21 ? cloud bank shadows
9? ?? my neighborhood I
08?? ride west to sun

22?? suddenly
9?? ? the light’s long and low
08?? clear crisp morning

23?? cute eye-glassed
9???? guy reading in cafe
08?? then the cell phone

24?? seven point five miles
9???? two thousand feet up
08?? forty pound pack

25?? from the dark
9???? grey light, from the silence
08?? birdsong

26?? old dawn moon
9?? ? smiles bright over dark
08?? Kearsage Pass

27?? still fall lake
9?? ? only the cold wind
08?? moves me on

28?? we sleep deep
9?? ? in a circle of elders
08?? cedar, pine, fir

30?? willow golden up
9?? ? grasshoppers whir at my
08?? walking stick

1???? storm breaks
10?? dawn light shouts
08?? amber meadow! azure sky!

2???? Diamond Peak
10?? enshrouded by mist
08?? rain clouds above

3???? after gray rain
10?? world comes alive
08?? amber and azure

4???? even at their stillest
10?? foxtail pines
08?? still dance

5????? chartreuse to gold
10??? willow warming up
08??? to winter

6????? cool fall
10??? still morning walk after
08??? rain all night

7????? five Clark’s Nutcrackers
10??? flush low from fir tree, chatter
08??? up to something!

8????? red pine cone
10??? confetti under
08??? every step

9????? chocolate
10??? black bear napping in
08??? sun dappled fern

10??? only at
10??? log jam and rock dam do
08??? sweet pools form

11??? standing naked
10??? in King’s River watching
08??? the storm come

12??? we are here
10??? sign in window next door
08??? says “copies”

13??? empty house
10??? quiet sleep in
08??? no extra chores

14??? he lost his lunch
10??? under the bridge and now
08??? sleeps soundly there

15?? my house full
10 ? with deep satisfaction
08?? home alone

16?? impossibly warm day
10?? the mock orange throws out sweet big
08?? fragrance, October!

accidentally
dropped all my old trying found
unfettered freedom

17?? squirrel up early
10?? at the acorns gathering
08?? February’s feast

18?? quiet morning
10?? windchimes sound like
08?? far off church bells

19?? new Purdy paintbrush
10?? biased copper collar
08?? handmade by Thahn

20?? bully crows
10?? flush mourning dove
08?? look for nest

21?? wet beach pulls
10?? down the fiery sky
08?? fall sunset

22?? look past unfinished
10?? projects feel the beauty and
08?? enoughness of home

23?? family
10?? time and a full house
08?? happiness

24?? too busy
10?? campaigning needed
08?? one week left

25?? near every
10?? sea otter cracking crab
08?? a hopeful gull

26?? witty women
10?? leading lovely lives
08?? circle the table

27?? waves roll in gold
10?? glide out grey taking
08?? sunset with them

28 ? driveway
10?? filled again, suitcase
08?? on steps, she’s home

29?? big bowl of air
10 ? Monterey Bay filled with
08?? pink dawn light

30?? amidst skyscrapers
10?? thirty Canadian geese
08?? graze Snow Park’s spare lawn

31?? oversized
10?? fairies and tiny
08?? happy monsters

1???? clock clicks rain
10?? windchime rings and we
08?? gaze dreamy out

2????? season of
11??? unavoidable
08??? dreamy naps

3?????? saltwater
11 ??? soaked red rose, cast up
08 ??? on empty beach

4???? Obama elected
10?? people dance in the streets the
08?? earth silently turns

5???? passionate talk
10?? spar with ideas, a small
08?? renaissance unfurled

6????? blue sky and
11??? friend backlit walking
08??? up the drive

7????? in silence
11??? we walk through dark wood
08??? feet feel trail

8????? roasting root
11??? vegetables dark
08??? early warm fire

9????? brilliant beach
11??? ball of sun low and
08??? morning shine

10??? cat in for
11??? surgery coughs up
08??? hairball comes home

11??? dungarees
11??? drying over dowtown
08??? balcony

12??? twice this week
11??? friends round the table
08??? such richness

13?? dark before dinner
11?? I walk out late into the
08?? bright full moon sky night

14 ? the moon loved the sun
11?? all night long.? its dawn now
08?? they’re still up, shining

15 ? the leaves dance
11?? sideways off the tree
08?? dry clear wind

16 ? a finch? no! taller
11?? proud little Swainson’s thrush
08?? hops through my backyard

17?? an awkward peace,
11?? this loving the world
08?? and oneself

18?? all through
11?? the dark meadow walk
08?? ears listening

19?? lower chin to chest
11?? mind drops down into
08?? the dark quiet body

20?? the light goes
11?? the birds come in flocks
08?? come in close

21?? altogether
11?? the world is more than any
08?? lover, gifts everywhere

22?? out early
11?? to drop on knees and see
08?? nights stories on the path

23 ? soft line of
11?? frost on my sunrise
08?? warm window

24 ? bundled up
11?? I watch him make me
08?? chicken soup

25?? so many hours
11?? the long nights offer
08?? us to dream

26?? unbuttoned
11?? his shirt hoping to catch
08?? his wild heart

27?? heart quickens
11?? heading across town
08?? my whole family there!

28?? push and pull
11?? nephew on big swing
08?? heart swings too

29?? forage for
11?? fungus, mussels, nettles
08?? friendship

30?? how dear the close moon?????????????????????????????????????? earthshine
11?? tonight showing us our place
08?? in the space of things

1???? big sea day
12?? misty air filled with
08?? salt and sulfur

2???? hawk flushed nearby
12?? banded tail and sharp
08?? eyes flashed

3???? so very cold
12?? so very grateful for
08?? my roof, cozy bed

4?? ? day light leaves
12 ? imperceptible
08?? gait of clouds remains

5???? how music, so
12?? companionable
08?? carries the world for awhile

6???? dozens of gulls
12?? wheeling as gulls do
08?? stirring the sky

7??? bridge of nose explores
12? line of jaw, warm ear, hands find
08? a new conversation

8???? N out of town
12?? missed our morning connection
08?? email chat instead!

9???? neat knit rows
12?? shrink to fuzzy bands of color
08?? soft and stripey

10?? left poem for the
12?? cute waiter at Saturn cafe
08?? doubly sweet treat

11?? night sandpipers crowd close
12?? move together like a thought
08?? along the dark bank

12?? unutterable mystery of night
12?? articulate the morning light
08?? and enunciative

13?? low tide beach is glass
12?? then surf, tumbling blue diamonds,
08?? then nothing but sky

14?? dark storm today
12?? the house quiet, cold.? what is
08?? the Christmas spirit?

15?? “how are you?”
12?? like the weather this week:
08?? sunshine, rainbows, dark storms

16?? that feeling
12?? after being heart sick
08?? so joyous!

17?? low winter light, fields
12?? washed gold, shadows burrow
08?? long in furrows

18?? wet cat jumps
12?? on warm dry lap
08?? smiling smugly

19?? just eight
12?? he steps on stage and
08?? can’t stop giggling????????????????????????? tierra pacifica charter school holiday play

20??? crystals draw
12??? all the candlelight
08??? to her throat

21??? like any other
12??? but shorter this day
08??? year of haiku

One year!