My poem, To See with Thine Own Eyes, appears on page 26 of the just published 2022 Hallowzine Issue 3 edition, hot off the (on-line) presses!
Here is the link to the PDF which you can download for free.
It’s a funky little journal and I’m pleased to have been a contributor. I think it’s a perfect way to cap off what’s been a very terrific day. No complaints about autumn this year. It’s been glorious!
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well and as always, THANK YOU for looking!
A Halloween haiku of mine was just published! Every October 31st, Haikuniverse publishes a Halloween-themed haiku each hour of the day. Here’s the link for mine.
FYI, true story!
the whale in the spaceship
crouches like a mule
translucent as all get out —
GET. OUT! —
but soon he, she, it will
blossom like so many magnolias
come spring, orange & pink
a sprightly Ulysses on Mars
zipped tight, preening—
a vagabond warrior
in the cosmos
Our Coco had a great time playing in the leaves on Saturday. Here he is, sporting a new pair of eyes after coming up once for air: one that is red and one that is green!
and wounds the world
skyscrapers scrape away
iceberg tips revealing so little
there isn’t much more to convey…
fires and flares,
omens from the sun
a shrinking planet
cries out No More!
It’s high noon in the not-so-OK corral.
Horses are getting weary, spooked.
Tumbleweeds and split rail fences
embroidery the western landscape.
I feel my heart tugging away
at the barb of wire coiled around
a scroll of Naugahyde peeking out
from a prairie schooner wagon
as the mule team chomps
at their bits, pawing at the red
Texas clay, keen on striking out,
Oregon-bound, eager for
a little Pacific redemption.
The Halloween edition of The Sirens Call ezine has just been published which includes five of my poems. You can find them beginning on pages 166-167.
How odd you appear
In the light of a harvest moon
Baggie shorts, neon sneakers
Crown of dandelions
Encircling your big, fat,
I love you regardless—
Where else could I find
So warm & loving an embrace?