February 14 – pulling taffy
February 13 – the little store on the corner
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
February 10 – Indian cotton shirts
my cat nestled deep
in cotton t-shirts
February 9 – beating the heat
the poet longs for sand
and sweet tea
February 8 – paintbox
phthalo blue–her eyes and the midnight ocean
February 6 – cutting the lawn
the hum of yellowjackets
lost to the lawnmower roar
February 5 – listening to the radio
Garden State Parkway–
and middle fingers
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
my words still burn
on my tongue
February 2 – railroad ties
by creosote and iron
February 3 – Greek coffee
black and bitter
coffee grounds settle for hours
February 4 – cream cheese with chives
my bagel lands
cream cheese side down —
six more weeks of winter
I 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 (https://www.paypal.me/CameronMount/12), 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)gmail.com — 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.
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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