on the nose of the puppy

staying up most of the night working on poems 

oh lonely bones - can’t you rest 

why should i 

even now a strong wind carries 

some pine seeds to the earth 

even now the boats slide 

down the long sacramento river to the bay 

a new day begins and i am alive


define life

it is the lone snowflake

that landed on the nose

of the puppy


silver bullets stop 

the werewolf dead in his tracks 

the full moon shines on 


Wealth should serve humanity, not vice versa.

-Dalai Lama XIV

You are alive, so be fully alive.

-Wendy Egyoku Nakao Roshi

When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others.

-Takuan Sōhō

An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.


Bill Evans/Like Someone In Love


Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches


Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003