November haiku

Curled leaf hangs from a barren twig- a brown bat, sleeping. At the bus stop, my breath in white clouds my nose a red cherry. Black crow perches on a bone white branch. Watching. Ruffled lichens, like green ravioli, bloom on wet stone. Sun shines through naked trees, wintry patterns of light. Extracting words, I … Continue reading November haiku

October haiku

October: birch leaves flutter down, gold coins from the sky. With pink cheeks and red nose, I comb earth’s grassy mane Maples sway, dangling rubies in the sun. Golden flakes fall like oak crisps: our daughter’s hazel eyes. A rush, and then, a rain of dry leaves. An oak leaf twirls through sapphire sky. Late … Continue reading October haiku

No shame in pie

I grew up in my Southern home on pound cake, cheesecake, layer cakes with frosting, chocolate chip cookies and two kinds of pie: pecan and key lime.  We didn’t do fruit pie in our house.* But when I met my husband, and more specifically, ate my first holiday meal with his mom, dad, sister, and … Continue reading No shame in pie