Tinywords

The following is a collection of my poems that have appeared on Tinywords, arranged with the most recent appearance first. 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.



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

butterfly

on the bullseye

20 August 2007


summer moonlight

the potter’s wheel

slows

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