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