Lately, I suspect my molecules of preparing for a return to the Dao. They’ve been convening regularly now in my eyes, no doubt complaining about my squinting into the morning sun and reading in dim light. Those in my gut have been particularly outspoken. Apparently I’ve worked them to death over the years digesting more than they can handle, even if I do say I’ve fed them well whenever possible. Those in my liver have been eerily quiet and I hope never to hear from them. The molecules in my feet have been the most agitated. They’ve clearly had enough of hauling this carcass across town, up hill and down, and over the river and through the woods.
daybreak the urge to pop the blister
is a regular contributor to haiku, haibun, and tanka journals. His fiction, nonfiction,
and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku,
KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, SurVision, Haibun Today, The Haibun
Journal, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served
as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).
His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird
Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook
Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was
a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently
of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True
But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You