no money-back guarantees, sweetheart


so i coffee myself awake

while looking through

dark windows

for signs of early dawn,

and searching for words

to cobble

into this haiku for you:

        dawn-frost coats the oak

              yellow leaves fall on our path 

        your warm breath

desperate to capture

our morning

before it

slips away


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I've been writing mostly poetry for many years and have gotten a number of works accepted in publications and anthologies. I'm most interested in communicating with poets for whom craft is a high priority. I enjoy finding and commenting on poetic gems in other people's work. For my own work, I welcome polite comments, whether positive or critical.

5 thoughts on “no money-back guarantees, sweetheart”

  1. Beautiful poem within a poem, languid and atmospheric. I love that the Ending line of the haiku is “your warm breath” – poised for what comes next, and what comes next is “desperate…” so breathy, together so perfect in sound and rhythm, so and … holding longing. ~ Peri


  2. There is something surprising about your poetry. It’s stark and quick. Easy to read… and yet effortlessly draws the reader right down deep inside… to where you want us to be. Very enjoyable, thought-provoking writing. I’m looking forward to reading more.

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