The following is a collection of my poems that have appeared on Tinywords, arranged with the most recent appearance first, with selected screen images. Click the dates to see each original publication on Tinywords, together with sometimes extensive comments. Poems dated 2011 and earlier were published elsewhere before appearing on Tinywords.

funeral procession

a classic Harley

with an empty sidecar

                1 November 2023

guitar solo

on the radio—

my fretting fingers

                13 April 2023

                                                                                                breakup talk

                                                                                                our breath mingling

                                                                                                in the winter air

                                                                                                                17 January 2023

my blue bathrobe

worn at the hook spot—

New Year’s Day

                30 December 2022

                                                                                                clear-cut pines—

                                                                                                concentric circles

                                                                                                filling the pond

                                                                                                                21 April 2022

short day—

the smell of wet mittens

drying by the fire

                13 January 2022

                                                                                                chairs overturned

                                                                                                on dusk-lit tables—

                                                                                                a pause in the broom

                                                                                                                17 December 2019

long sermon—

biscuits and crayons

passed along the pew

                19 April 2019

                                                                                                bills due—

                                                                                                in my dream

                                                                                                the endless stairs

                                                                                                                26 November 2018

unpacked box

on the kitchen table—

foreign headlines

                10 May 2017

                                                                                                traffic stop

                                                                                                the neon buddha tries to claim

                                                                                                diplomatic immunity

                                                                                                                26 October 2016

family reunion—

the camera timer

goes off too soon

                13 May 2016

                                                                                                late show on TV—

                                                                                                I finish cleaning up

                                                                                                for the cleaning lady

                                                                                                                1 April 2016

fox on the trail—

your hand held up

to my chest

                7 May 2015

                                                                                                only so far

                                                                                                onto the beach

                                                                                                tracks of a wheelchair

                                                                                                                6 March 2015       +

a firefly’s glow

against her palm

passed to mine

                12 April 2011

                                                                                                night jog—

                                                                                                sparks from a train

                                                                                                rounding a turn

                                                                                                                6 April 2011

toll booth lit for Christmas—

from my hand to hers

warm change

                24 December 2009

                                                                                                Valentine’s Day—

                                                                                                she reminds me

                                                                                                to fasten my seatbelt                      +   +

                                                                                                                14 February 2008

first date—

     letting her

put snow down my neck

                31 December 2007

                                                                                                first snow . . .

                                                                                                the children’s hangers

                                                                                                clatter in the closet

                                                                                                                13 December 2007

meteor shower . . .

a gentle wave

wets our sandals

                22 November 2007       +

                                                                                                first cold night—

                                                                                                the click of your domino

                                                                                                as we play by the fire

                                                                                                                9 November 2007       +

relaxing my arm


on the bullseye

                20 August 2007

                                                                                                summer moonlight

                                                                                                     the potter’s wheel


                                                                                                                31 July 2007

crackling beach fire—

     we hum in place of words

we can’t recall

                4 July 2007

                                                                                                spring breeze—

                                                                                                the pull of her hand

                                                                                                as we near the pet store

                                                                                                                7 May 2007

tourists talking

in several languages—

the glassblower exhales

                20 April 2007

reading in bed

     my pulse flickering

     the lightly held bookmark

                13 March 2007