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.

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