Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 夕日

Balmy evening breeze

As the sunlight pales

All is tired relief as

A long hot day exhales

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Break Up

It was when things started
To sour, to drift,
That they noticed
The existence of the rift...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Observer

The old man was thought to be
Grumpy, sardonic, cynical,
But in his mind, he was
Simply being clinical,
Poised to declare and aver
The way things really were...

Safe Instinct

Its nest built under the eave,
A place the swallow somehow knows
Will keep its chicks from
Being eaten by crows...

The Uses Of History

History can be studied to help
Prepare or mitigate,
But, it also can be used
To foment revenge or hate,
Some memories best
Left in a dormant state...

Java Enlightened

Quietly surprised by
Something I never knew
Monday morning epiphany
Over a Starbucks Cold Brew...

Micro 幸せ

In a world which is a mess,
They doggedly cling to their
Small bits of happiness...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Is often
A game of chance


Frog relaxing on lily pad,
In a placid lake,
And it never saw
The snake...

Monday, July 27, 2020

Portland Nights

Just before it all blew up,
A remarkable moment of quiet,
Then the switch was flipped
Into chaos, gas, and riot...


Swaying in a humid summer breeze,
Proud tall weeds and wild grass,
Someday to be cut and
Bundled off as bio-mass...

Sunday, July 26, 2020


In Japanese conversations,
A rule is generally applied,
Avoid being too explicit,
Rather, leave things open, implied...

Thursday, July 23, 2020


She was, tragically,
Politically courageous,
While at the same
Time, fatally contagious,
Should have worn a mask,
Stayed home in bed,
Now just another case
Of Covid-almost-dead...


Passing time while
Bored, having to wait,
Some will sort of

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


A fleeting glimpse
From the corner of my eye,
Where rules of reality
Don’t always apply,
Somebody, something
Seems to come near,
Sparking curiosity,
Or uneasiness, fear...
Then I Look! Only to
Have it disappear...