Tuesday, July 03, 2012

cool may in turley -
let the children stretch their legs
before the swelter

jackhammer's complaint -
that wall, that ramp, ir'n within -
dust for summer term

dairy queen's curb
bare feet, ice cream in the cracks
with whatever else

getting dropped nickels
from beneath outdoor patio -
rainbow people's job

in the shawnee caves
nomads barter for hemp socks -
october drizzle

bucky's student, back
when this was synergy dome -
labryinth's weeds intrude

blistering dry heat -
sunset's grass crackling in pain,
trees beg for relief

mir'cle whip display -
walmart congratulates our
twenty twelve seniors

regatta cardboard,
fresh kind of competition -
brackish kind of wet

a judge's gavel -
guard questions an old-timer -
outside, spring rains

Saturday, March 03, 2012

carbondale haiku 2012

deep in thompson woods,
sounds of campus slowly fade -
snake in last year's leaves

courthouse cigarette
break, newfallen snow's silence -
justice takes its time

a judge's gavel -
guard questions an old timer,
then, spring's gentle rains

spark and a candle,
a whisper and a fine meal -
train drowns out promise

for several years,
irish fest brought kids t'turley -
got rained out a lot

public library,
watching weeds grow as i wait -
japanese garden

laundromat's lint trap -
clipping i'd saved, in pieces,
outside, howling snow

cardinal hesitates -
forsythia's a good place
to see and be seen

'round hunt'n season,
the deer all come into town -
survival instinct

rur'l king popcorn stop
hundred chicks in box, some dead
big social issue

turley's snow cone hut
mango ice, reasons sunset
concert folks don't clap

protest on main street
some open windows and wave
some spit or throw cans

geese over cedar
argue about the weather -
time to go back north

twenty years, these kids
climbed slides backwards, but she says
in her town they can't

schnuck's flower cashier
might think it wasn't enough -
valentine's special

inside the caboose
sultry mem'ries gather dust -
real train's approaching

Friday, February 03, 2012

Benefit Poetry Reading

Wed. Feb. 15, 7-9 PM, Longbranch Coffeehouse
100 E. Jackson St., Carbondale

Patrick T. Randolph
Kathy Cotton
Thomas Leverett

More information here.
All Welcome!