Their backs stubbornly
faced the danger, and then were
swallowed up by it.
Frank was a good man.
She had no reason to be
unhappy with him.
They watch her struggle
to stay awake, the dolls gripped
tightly in each hand.
I just look at her.
The moonlight slides over her
face like a slow tide.
– Collaborations between my work and Haiku Finder (via).
My chapbook Edgewise contains some more deliberate haiku (and other poems, and microfiction) and is still available for pre-order.
“Variations on Pablo Neruda” appeared in Umbrella, and “Bodies Make Poor Lenses” and “Vertigo” in Astropoetica.
Also, here are some word clouds I created using Wordle, from some of my short stories and poems:
I particularly like the one for “Little Ambushes” because Mark is stuck off in a corner without much around him, while the two main characters are all intertwined, which just matches the story so perfectly.
In the past couple of months, I’ve had a few new publications: two poems – “Last Will and Testament” in Chiaroscuro and “The Undead in Hospital” in Alba – and a short story – “The Dollhouse” in Stirring. Hope you enjoy them.