a toast in hand

she asks

how did I get here

the surprise in her voice


telemovie –

switching it off

I take in the sun

to shake off

the sadness


Ripples in the Sand – Tanka Society of America Members’ Anthology 2016


washing rice

the way you used to

I remember the smile 

that curved on your lips

when you called my name


following me

the creek in the bush

at my tired pause

it too becomes one 

with the trees

(Red Lights Vol. 13, No. 2 June 2017)


welcome to issue 51 of hedgerow. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike. october’s resident artist is Alexis Rotella. find out more about the artist behind the art here — https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/   with love & kindness.   https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerpoetrypress       no moon tonight in darkness I see your true colours Rachel Sutcliffe, […]