Tag Archive: illustration

Five Haiku Poems: Fair Game

She’s a sitting duck. He hears her heart’s pulsation. You can’t hide from me.  Deft are his fingers as he aims the honed arrow. It soars steadily. Point meets its target. She gasps… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Run of the Horse (for Mooks)

Galloping horses – you hear their pounding so clear. The stampede’s quite near. Find the strength; it’s there. Behold fears – immense glaciers, reduced to vapor. Disperse the *brain fog. Purge doubts out… Continue reading

Cicada’s Song

Ah, to be a cicada and discard what I’d once been- dispersing in the wind. Particles of me, so tiny, no one would see. I’d scatter in the breeze. In your hair, I’d… Continue reading

Fremescent (For Julie)

Silence isn’t my friend – although you’d never know it. Outwardly, I can be quiet. What does it matter what you’ve said, when there’s so much screaming going on in my own head?… Continue reading

Haiku Poems: Grip (For Samantha)

I’ll be your mermaid – swimming into the deepest depths of your blue sea. Your current pulls me. Like tentacles of a squid, you enwrap and grip. Excitement tingles – sharp stings from… Continue reading

Dare (For Gabi & Magalí)

When I close my eyes, my mind blossoms. Dreams I dare not pen take hold of my hand, and lead me into enlightened lands. ∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼ My poem was inspired by Poe’s brilliant words:… Continue reading

Three Haiku Poems – Don’t Feed Them (For Ryn)

I smile as they starve. Their bones protruding from skin. I’m hungry, they scream. I watch them grow small. Not one crumb from me again. They hunger for pain. I’ve dug them a… Continue reading

War Zone

Should I walk away as your fire burns me? Not even touching you, I smolder. This *Aegis shield I wear is my frigid icy stare. Keep your distance. Beware. This battle of right… Continue reading

3 Haiku Poems – Unshaded

  Emotions tethered. All my life, I’ve walked the Earth. My pace was measured. What is this that beats when for so long all was still? My chilled heart now leaps. Shadows have… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Mask to Skin (For Carrie)

I take off my mask and touch the wounds in my soul. Light shines through the holes. Pain now transparent, I see varied shades of red. Bleeding is widespread. Blood pools on the… Continue reading