it begins
with a bang, fading
to a whimper ...

dark music
sifting light from
day's debris

humid days ...
honeysuckle scent
fills the gaps


star-filled night
twinkling in the lake
of her eyes

thirteen ways
to see a blackbird ...
flowing river

holding hands
our shadows merge ...
autumn dusk

open ground ...
a coffin echoes
falling earth

a morepork
changes his tune ...
flaxen moon

summer garden ...
an orchid absorbs
the sound of bees

picking at
the food of love -

night of pain
and even now -

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

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