creek of consciousness haiku

calm sea an oyster
one day you will find ray ban
in the south of france

sea spits sunglasses
right before your very toes
my serotonin

endorphins also
carrying tiny shih tzu
walking on the beach

enkephalins too
she wears her own sunglasses
cool tiny scarf

never eats your lunch
she plays beach blanket bingo
not with your repast

the love of my life
protects me from triangles
surrounding window

not hamantaschen
different type of triangle
hole in the middle

no one ever needs
protection from a lovely
prune hamantaschen

i will protect you
from horrible commercials
mission possible

they will self destruct
remedy changing channels
volumes by volume

middle of the night
like my jewish grandmother
making all the beds

the last four girlfriend’s
have been vegetarians
devour a burger


lizard loves jazz haiku

green anode lizard
haven’t seen you in ages
what’s up on your wall

don’t get a splinter
striking out the other day
dear lizard warning

labor day labor
fireworks and cookouts top
he’ll still be vaping

lifeguards have to work
bouncers have to bounce you out
porgy and bess sing

“fish gotta swim, birds
gotta fly, i’ve got to love
one man til i die”

really not a law
never love a narcissist
love the one you’re with

two and a half hours
guiness book of world records
vaping hall of fame

love the saxophone
you will now be entering
love of friday jazz


slow down let her catch you

they’re going places
black sabbath opening act
“hey slow down buddy

there’s a good looking
woman chasing you , she is
right behind you man”

“i’ll let her catch me”
happily contented man
yelling at joggers

he gives us haiku
while duck is looking at me
questioning manner

trying to follow
cocking his head to one side
duck day afternoon

folks walking around
giant martini glasses
the size of fish bowls

important notice
ideas for the board meeting
not surf board ideas

a cowboy post stands
practice shooting cans off of
crane likes to sit here

watching tiny crabs
september butterfly flies
rebuild crab city


flying high in the sky haiku

now cocktail hour
roasted peanuts and raisins
cessna flying by

low passenger plane
three windows in front of us
a minute later

plane turns around shore
flying a little higher
probably cocktails

mother and father
seagulls at same altitude
top of each other

way off to the side
probably not their baby
not close family

nesting in green palm
flapping wings at the same time
floating in the next

“party going on
right here a celebration”
through the hemisphere

traveling north bound
nonstop hundreds of birds fly
a lobster buffet

birds read the plane’s sign
they’re going out for dinner
what is to stop them


umbrella in paradise

just the two of us
asleep tropical island
sleep for the weary

tiny bites devour
only price you have to pay
immense happiness

animals hunger
we are not what’s for dinner
gull of sea above

unlike judy dench
dining three breakfasts a day
never a fry up

people stop and stare
no where else on earth you see
sheer delight within

john travolta lands
cat scratch fever at your door
biting your elbow

thanks for ocd
and the charming handsome prince
best man of all men

luck of the irish
a magical expression
destined happiness


the fish have shadows ,ducks have kung foo

bird sanctuary
butterflies and crabs run free
three crabs are swimming

thousands on the land
still running away from friends
four fish float downstream

racing fish by land
i think they’re going to win
first to the ocean

band practice cancelled
only five to six fishes
in three different groups

fish so very clear
easier seeing shadows
seagull siesta

one hour by sea
know you will not have to move
the fish still coming

middle of the stream
she rubs sunscreen on his back
before their long walk

declare and decree
couples walking everywhere
paired at two o clock

people sitting high
on the room in the middle
of two large hotels

ten thousand a night
september sand dollar lies
somewhere on the beach

quacking and kung foo
everybody was kung foo
and a big raccoon

man on the boardwalk
speaking of this to his wife
bird knows where to stand

i guarantee you
the seagull will catch a fish
before the man does

not even an inch
tadpoles zigzagging away
no destination

follow you upstream
seagull must have caught a fish
she has disappeared

bird in indoor pool
contemplating three feet deep
no life preserver


butterflies and dragonflies haiku

see you everywhere
butterflies and dragonflies
the dance of ballet

twenty to fifty
dragonflies fly at one time
on the same level

queen victoria
breezing around each other
mating waltz of love

should be holding sleeping masks
and the eyes have it

you all look alike
do you have the same feelings
marry brother’s wife

minuet minute
the manhattan of beaches
among the sea oats

“i bet if you give
that shark a big hug and kiss
it will stop Caleb”

“let’s go to the beach”
if you are not at the beach
why is there a shark

“cigars cigarettes”
most likely to not succeed
as a cigar girl

they would fire you
after first nanosecond
and who could blame them

two planes are flying
advertising the same time
one plane flies higher

the noisiest plane
selling geico and lobsters
neither one kosher

low flying seagulls
would you like to carry signs
it pays handsomely


just another day in paradise haiku

“oh think twice, it’s just
another day of you and
me in paradise”

seven birds sitting
white feathers of pampas grass
how much can you weigh

five seven feet tall
but you only like this one
flying on and off

jacuzzi jets hum
delightful wind of fifteen
cooling blue ripples

hotel reflections
twenty stories high next door
hula of palm trees

you can see clearly
even though it’s far away
a mirror image

duck feather floats by
he went swimming without you
but he will be back

beauty school dropout
when frankie valli appears
frankie avalon

everyone frankie
and everyone else jimmy
award for music

jimmy’s entourage
they’re three sunbathing beauties
even in the clouds

tomorrow’s request
“can’t take my eyes off of you”
“my eyes adored you”


“horses must be deaf
because you see so few of
them at concerts”
Gracie Allen

pyracantha duck tail tale haiku

a wild duck frenzy
drugged pyracantha berries
try to knock you down

mallard bites his wife
chasing, her tail in his mouth
spits three feathers out

not letting her eat
what an abusive husband
don’t have his ducklings

seriously, one
duck running down the sidewalk
didn’t know they ran

ducks spot two year old
his mother calling him the
pied piper of ducks

we have had enough
mallards behaving badly
someone make a film

pampas grass hairdo
resembling a pineapple
think it will grow back?

abacus pool rope
people enjoy doing math
except bitter ben

somewhere in my home
my mother’s bracelet fell off
not in bed this time

if i see a whale
i will run away like duck
and almost as fast

living at the sea
what’s the probability
of seeing the whale

dolphins pay a dime
a dozen although they will
“give you true lovin”

captain and tennille
“you better (not) shop around”
in sickness and health

shades of the sea haiku


cardinal rules
host and hostess of the pool
duck at other end

darling come sit here
dining room table movies
when tables are long

little bird join me
have our detangling party
you can build a nest

please go fly a kite
i’m not the welcome wagon
bumper stickers stalk

war on poverty
do something good with your life
war on poetry

beautiful shades
put these in your crayon box
colors of the sea