Tanka: A Slow Death

Every passing year, a dragon’s breath smothering the anguished tundra. I wish I took better care of this once pristine body.

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Haiku: Deadwood

Open fire crackles
as the naked wood recedes
it’s mortifying

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Haiku: Missing Key

photo of broken cork and wine bottle

Stolen and slurred words
grief’s key wasn’t time—I’m stuck
imbibing lock picks

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Haiku: In Shadows

the shadow of a couple kissing against the ground with fallen leaves

The sun pulls shadows
like a stubborn wisdom tooth
I smile awkwardly

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