Things with Wings

The following poems, originally written in March and April 2012, were first published on 23 June 2012 in Things with Wings, a free online book in PDF format published by Yay Words, edited by Aubrie Cox.

 

 

the neon buddha

loses focus

on photography

 

           

 

marked by drips

from her ice cream

the way home

 

           

 

tsunami anniversary—

a thousand cranes

still to be folded

 

           

 

speed dating—

she asks me

about her breath

 

           

 

pelting rain . . .

the dormouse

finding shelter

 

           

 

wishing well—

my wish to give you

a hundred pennies

 

           

 

birth announcement . . .

a plum petal falls

into my open palm

 

           

 

the scent of snow . . .

a forever stamp

on your breakup letter

 

           

 

green flash—

if I fell in love,

would you catch me?                                                                                                                    +

 

           

 

narcissus in bloom . . .

the gumshoe tells me

I’ve been framed

 

           

 

family trip . . .

no wish

for reincarnation

 

           

 

snails have eaten her roses

thanks again

to my procrastination

 

           

 

summer’s end . . .

unfinished books

in a pile for the library

 

           

 

summer starlight . . .

the featured poet

alone with her stack of books