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

autumn winds
sculpt this face too ...
wrinkled crags

wind-whipped fog ...
a dragon eats
its own tail

warming
a single malt ...
peat fire

summer break --
cicadas raining
into rocks

the comfort
of your reflection ...
moon viewing

light riddled
with unspoken answers ...
breaking clouds

hidden path ...
sifting the debris
of the last

hobbling light ...
the scapegoat of love
revealed

silence ...
the cicadas
underground

sheltering
under stars long gone -
homeless monk

new year dawn
drifting in the wind
pristine skies

autumn dreams ...
a social butterfly's
red shoe