April – May Publications

April – May Publications


The Weekly Avocet, #283, May 6, 2018


Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my haiku:

the momma cat 

hides her newborn kittens

near the tulip patch

Kudos to Daniel G. Snethen, Lucy Tyrrell, Frederick L.

Shiels, Robert Hahn, Sushma A. Singh, Karla Linn

Merrifield, Lorraine Amada, Julius Bamidele, Joan Kantor, Sharon

Laslett, Charles Portolano, Patricia L. Goodman, Lynda McKinney



The Weekly Avocet, #285, May 20, 2018


Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing:


Inside the frame’s perimeters,

a butterfly’s impaled wings

formed a crucifix.

A glass warden kept her captive,

but she couldn’t forget the colors

once spun as a caterpillar.

Her mothlike wings began to move

for the frame to meet its downfall.

One by one, the pins fell off,

and through the opened window,

she flew into the sunlight.

With a blinding brilliance,

her wings sparkled –

red as garnet, blue as lapis,

yellow as topaz, green as peridot,

purple as amethyst.

Semi-precious in value,

but not in quality.

Kudos to Art Elser, Philip Mathis, Sara McNulty,

Barbara Novack, Norma C. Wilson, Pat Anthony,       
Richard Green, Vernon M. Witmer, Leslie Mills, 

Donald Simmers, John Noland, Charles Portolano, Sheri Lindner


Hooray for First Literary Review-East

First Literary Review-East, May 2018

Thank you Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for including my Catku Meditation in your

prestigious online journal dedicated to the memory of Gil Fagiani. Honored to be with Gil

Fagiani, Milton P. Ehrlich, Jill Evans, Erica Mapp, Beate Sigriddaughter, Jan Emerson, John

Hicks, Mark Young, M.Stone, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Evie Ivy, Gene Bild, Don Thompson,

Mary Newell, Clarissa Jakobsons, Paul Sohar, Steve Dalachinsky, Zoltán

Böszörményi, Rachel Berghash, Heath Brougher, Alison Stone, Catherine Arra, Deborah

Kennedy, James Croal Jackson, Alice Twombly


Catku Meditation
the singing bowl
cannot compete
with the purring cat


for Steve Luttrell

like a cat
the wind
has its own agenda


seeking sanity
in the Age of Trump
cat meditation



Ephemerae, An International Journal of Haikai, Tanka and Beyond, Volume 1, A, April 2018

Thank you Shrikaanth Krishnmurthy for publishing my birdsong haiku in “Ephemerae,” Vol. 1, A, April 2018.

into the doors 

of a stalled train


Congrats to Jo Balistreri and Steve Dalachinsky as well!



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