your kisses

featured in the poetry forum April 3, 2024  :: 0 comments

holding you stuns me
in the dizzying late night
till we both doze off

Come morning we are happy and easy
in our old age… sitting with coffee on the sofa

editors note:

May old be so easy… – mh clay

SOUTHERNMOST

featured in the poetry forum February 4, 2024  :: 0 comments

Dim down
in night club town
dreamy dreams of yesteryears

Looking out
Miami frowns
upon my everglade of tears

editors note:

Don’t look out there. The party is here! – mh clay

i HOPE SOMETHING SURVIVES

featured in the poetry forum December 7, 2023  :: 0 comments

not this whole planet
this whole expanse of forest
and hill
not gone forever
with its struggling animals
beauty’s fire in their eyes

editors note:

i hope so, too. – mh clay

DYNASAURS

featured in the poetry forum October 9, 2023  :: 0 comments

the computations of my aching feet
in wandering the prehistoric asphalt vegetation
succumb in wonderment to where they lead
to a crumpled bed of sheets and distant jazz

editors note:

A nice beat you can walk to. – mh clay

FLAT SWAMP HAIKU

featured in the poetry forum April 3, 2023  :: 0 comments

the swamp has been drained
and stripped down to a basic
plane of the season

editors note:

Good for business, not the swamp. – mh clay

THE CHILL THAT FOLLOWS HAIKU

featured in the poetry forum January 9, 2023  :: 0 comments

the terrible cold bone ache
after a fracture opens
the side within us

days in the clinic
trying hard to sleep again
after a hard fall

shivering alone
away in the hospital
waiting for sleeping

editors note:

Writing for recovery in 3 times 17. – mh clay

THREE HAIKU FOR THE SUMMER PORCH

featured in the poetry forum October 23, 2022  :: 0 comments

a cooler porch day
with the fans filling wind up
while summer gets hot

the forest hides deer
in a bushy woodland space
tucked in our backyard

rachel is pretty
sits meditatively here
while i itch and watch

editors note:

As summer passes, we recall the heat and wildlife we had to scratch. – mh clay

SPRING SINGS SILLY HAIKU

featured in the poetry forum June 5, 2022  :: 0 comments

hear the water lap
the shores of the melted lake
…with only kisses

editors note:

You’ll need a towel after that kiss and cuddle. – mh clay

LYNN SHARE HAIKU

featured in the poetry forum March 27, 2022  :: 0 comments

pain and anxiety
over the telephone line
step by step resolved

editors note:

Everyone is looking for a Lynn to lighten the load. – mh clay