one poem every day

the haiku man

nine and the house sleeps/

five pound dog warm in my lap/

three cups of coffee

hot at 8 a.m./

a time to practice stillness/

wipe down the box fan

sun on toy poodle/

curled up on the ottoman/

coffee mug in hand

where the sidewalk ends/

plan your next step carefully/

cars, bikes, maybe: flight

look in front of you/

anything is possible/

behind: a donut

me and my black dog/

window seat for the sunrise/

one of us scratches

81 degrees/

sun high in the Western sky/

dinner on the grill

two pieces of toast/

two eggs, over medium/

Saturday morning 

jalapeƱo scone/

hazy Northwest spring sunrise/

sixteen-ounce coffee

in the living room/

cool spring breeze through the back door/

feet on ottoman