she just swept it up / you're not going to find a crumb / house sparrow 2015.10.10
April showers / getting smaller beneath / the bus shelter 2015.4.25
April showers/ narrowing rectangle / of dry space 2015.4.25
quiet morning / a few dead leaves / have fallen onto my bag (2010.03.18)
sun comes out / I sweep / a li'l longer (2010.02.21)
storm approaching / erratic flight / of crows (2010.02.11)
rain / war drums pounding / on the skylight (2010.01.20)
silent garage / how many crickets / have I outlived? (2010.01.17)
turkey vultures / lined up in a pew / atop the church (2010.01.15)
last persimmons / apportioning friendship / in bags (2010.01.08)
touch of regret / at missing / the first sunset (2010.01.01)
day after Xmas / newly painted parking lot / at the school (2009.12.26)
square snowflakes / decorate / the classroom windows (2009.12.20)

rainy day / pile of tissue wads / in the corner (2009.12.07)
rainy day / puddle-dodging path / to the library (2009.12.07)
rainy day / squishy cold / crawling up my pants legs (2009.12.07)
university library / lip print / on the window pane (2009.11.23)

this clear night / Orion / hunts once more (2009.11.20)
While he may have mentioned others, it's the only constellation I distinctly remember my father telling me about.

cemetery / in autumn / dry & wilted roses (2009.11.03)
Inspired by a visit to Rudolph Valentino's crypt.
Halloween / bones rustling beneath / dry sycamore leaves (2009.10.25)
what's out there / in the greater silence…? / steady sound of the fan (2009.10.04)
student taiko drummers / in the parking structure / pounding on my ears (2009.09.22)

standing in the doorway / in the dark / listening to the cricket's song (2009.09.19)
"The [cricket's] calling song attracts females and repels other males, and is fairly loud."
— from "Cricket (insect)," Wikipedia.org

evening sky / searching for the moon / Venus as always (2009.09.05)
"Women must never look at the moon for more than a moment or so. It incites them to orgies."
—Attributed to Greenland eskimos, p. 15, from The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore,
by Edward F. Dolan. Dublin, NH: Yankee Books, 1988.
out the door / you go, cricket / so I can sleep (2009.08.24)
tonight's moon / its veil of clouds surely, gently / lifts away (2009.08.03)
half moon / tangled in a line / of spider's web (2009.06.28)
after the obits / an autumn leaf falls / from a very green tree (2009.06.26)
augh! half a rabbit / someone had breakfast / before I did (2009.06.24)
from the canopy / hypnotized by the shimmer / over the hot bin (2009.06.18)
not just our neighbor / two more "For Sale" signs / have gone up (2009.06.13)
finals week / soft snoring from / the next row over (2009.06.10)
all my life / not enough experience / today, too much (2009.06.08)
that kind of day / cries of a baby / taken by a crow (2009.05.31)
something unnatural / about a gnat / darting about by itself (2009.05.27, 2 a.m.)
hummingbird / hovering high...-er / into the sun (2009.05.24)
swallow swooping / here, there, / around me (2009.05.24)
nighttime jog / chasing brush rabbits / on the track (2009.05.22)
so-called "friends" / battleships passing / in the night (2009.05.17)
late spring / treetop squirrels chasing / each other's tails (2009.05.11)
through eucalyptus / the sun / tongues the moon (2009.05.07)
furious chittering / of a hummingbird / harassing a crow (2009.05.03)
recognizing / the blighted tree / from tufts of blossoms (2009.04.21)
I went out / this cloudy night / looking for the moon (2009.04.09)
hooo-hoo-hoo / of the mourning dove / with late a.m. coffee (2009.04.01)

first leaves / of the sycamore / are unfolding (2009.03.15)
first cliff swallow / first cloud of gnats / and today? (2009.03.11)
how early / that bird has awoken / to sing its song (2009.02.21)

Why did the chicken cross the road?
crossing the road / in the rain / to view the plum (2009.02.16)

even on Valentine's / sound of the / police siren (2009.02.14)
hard rain / covering the steps / with plum petals (2009.02.07)
rain / more rain / dark & wet (2009.02.05)
after yesterday's winds / nude trees / line the street (2009.01.11)
strong winds / rolling winter's leaves / down the deserted street (2009.01.10)
7th day, 5 o'clock chimes / last light / on the peaks (2009.01.07)
crows squawking / light coming / over the mountains (2009.01.01)
a faded jacket / and frayed underwear / deep of winter (2008.12.13)
bringing last night's rain / into the house / on two scarlet leaves (2008.11.27)
sycamore / throws a winter leaf / into the mist (2008.11.23)
good company / and a ride home / peaceful moon (2008.11.13)
after the rain / complete arc / of the rainbow (2008.11.04)
to-do list: stare at moon / listen to crickets / wait for bus (2008.11.02)
dandelion seeds / in the spider's / web garden (2008.10.01)
waiting for the bus / staring at cigarette butts / at my feet (2008.09.30)
ticking away / dwindling patch of sun / for the cat (2008.01.08)
night after / the full moon / where is it? (2008.09.16)
morning camera shoot / tracking mud / in the rose garden (2008.09.02)
it zips away / the dragonfly's / shadow (2008.08.28)
brush rabbit / startling me / darts away (2008.08.05)

black lizard (2008.07.14)

beer (2008.06.20)

anteater(2008.06.05)

jasmine (2008.06.02)

swallow (2008.05.31)

swings (2008.05.25)

little girl / banging out tones on the street poles / this one, that one (2008.05.25)

crows (2008.05.17)

me / and a stray termite / in the night elevator (2008.04.27)
Mt. Fuji / illusion / California dreamin' cloud (2008.04.20)

petals (2008.02.24)

first valentine (2008.02.09)

back and forth (2008.02.01)

leftovers (2008.01.25)

clock (2008.01.08)

eucalyptus (2008.01.01)

starless night (2008.01.01)
cycle (2007.12.25)

big city life (2007.12.06)

fleeing cat (2007.10.06)

summer heat (2007.09.14)

summer heat (2007.09.02)

after the thunderstorm / wha…? / full moon (2007.08.22)
silent shell / of cricket / trashed (2007.08.22)

swallowtail (2007.08.17)

fan (2007.08.05)

outdoor concert (2007.07.22)

newspaper (2007.07.21)

author dinner (2007.07.12)

strawberry (2007.06.22)

rustling in the dark / could be a rabbit / could be a rat (2007.06.03)
work shift over / my shadow / leads the way home (2007.05.08)

palms (2007.05.07)

morning (2007.05.02)

moonrise (2007.04.24)

my candle life / flickers in / and out (2007.04.16)

snail shell (2007.04.07)

wrong # / but mister / you have a nice voice (2007.04.06)

white roses (2007.03.24)

moonbow (2007.03.05)

tumbleweed / way wrong the going / on the freeway ramp (2007.02.23)

crow leaving tree (2007.02.22)

feeling pooped / after that mountain / another one (2007.02.17)

valentine rain (2007.02.13)

rat (2007.01.23)

chocolate & vanilla / late sun / and brisk arctic wind (2007.01.15)
playing peekaboo / through the blinds / winter moon (2006.12.23)
locked out / riding my bike in circles / to stay warm (2006.11.29)

socks(2006.11.17)

haircut (2006.10.14)

grinning back / last year's / jack-o'-lantern stickers (2006.10.03)

tear (2006.09.17) (for innocents killed during war)

shamrocks (2006.09.16)

another hole / in my T-shirts / elusive silverfish (2006.09.02)

full moon (2006.08.30) (from a dream last night)

watching the man / watching the pair / make out (2006.08.14)
breeze tickles the potted clover / I reach for socks / to cover my cold feet (2006.06.18)

red clouds (2006.06.17)

sakura petals / twisting / in a spider's web (2003.05)