In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.


NaHaiWriMo Days 11-14

February 14 – pulling taffy

boardwalk nights
saltwater taffy
and skeeball


February 13 – the little store on the corner

summer break
pork roll, egg, and cheese
and malted milkshakes


February 12 – the button at the top of a baseball cap

swatting greenheads — ouch! baseball cap leaves a welt


February 11 – Pilsner glasses

empty Pilsner glass–clouds all day


NaHaiWriMo Day 10

February 10 – Indian cotton shirts

winter storm
my cat nestled deep
in cotton t-shirts

NaHaiWriMo Day 9

February 9 – beating the heat

winter wind
the poet longs for sand
and sweet tea

NaHaiWriMo Day 8

February 8 – paintbox

phthalo blue–her eyes and the midnight ocean

NaHaiWriMo Day 7

February 7 – wrapped in a quilt, watching a meteor shower
freezing rain
headlights can be meteors
if you squint

NaHaiWriMo Day 6

February 6 – cutting the lawn

summer’s end
the hum of yellowjackets
lost to the lawnmower roar

NaHaiWriMo Day 5

February 5 – listening to the radio

Garden State Parkway–
and middle fingers

NaHaiWriMo Facebook Page


National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) is going on right now. Short poems for a short month. Check out the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page for more information. I’ll be posting my haiku here as well as on Facebook. Here’s a catch up for the first 4 days.

February 1 – biting into a taco

bhut jolokia
my words still burn
on my tongue

February 2 – railroad ties

northeast corridor
stapled together
by creosote and iron

February 3 – Greek coffee

black and bitter
coffee grounds settle for hours
winter night

February 4 – cream cheese with chives

my bagel lands
cream cheese side down —
six more weeks of winter

Signed Copies Now Available

IMG_20160705_121642I now have 30 copies of Nostalgia and Ruin on hand if anyone in the US* would like to buy a signed copy directly from me. You can send me $12 via PayPal (, and I’ll ship a signed copy out to you, anywhere in the US. Make sure you send me your address — cameron.a.mount(at) — so that I know where to send the book.

*I’m not even going to touch international shipping. Just too much hassle, which is why the book is up at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu.


New Pocketmod Poems

Tonight I’ll be one of the featured readers at a Brookdale hosted Faculty/Staff reading, with an open mic to follow. So I put together this new pocketmod, with a mix of older and newer works. I’ll be reading one or two of these and one or two others not included here.



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