Haiku over Coffee

(while I was away)


Fat robin.  Pregnant?

Why not, this is fecund time.

Eggs into small birds.

(walking through the yard)


never never ne

ver will I trust in this a

gain mean it this time

(playing with “never” the way

Shakespeare plays “tomorrow”)


“selfishness of mind”

is the “common enemy”

Dalai Lama bless

(at the bookstore)


Too much death in news

Guns, traffic, derailments, fire

Country mouse for home

(reading and watching the city

news at the same time)



So you know, all friends

Each drafting of one of these

Truly with coffee

(even now)