night of pain
and even now -
dewdrops

soft breezes ...
distant thunder
rumbles by

a mayfly
tastes its shadow ...
final kiss

misty light
of a waning moon ...
water dragon

with dawn slime trails echo dreams

dodging
slings and arrows -
a stand-in

distant chant ...
water trickling
over moss

stormy night ...
within the thunder
trees flashing

yielding me
a place by the fire -
chilly night

a maggot
hatches unseen ...
silent bird