A Poem in Your Pocket is  . . .

sunshine on a rainy day

 a hug when you want it

a receptacle for tears that need to fall

a reason to chuckle

a friend

a teacher

a challenge for the brain

a reminder of

our shared humanity

our place in nature and

the beauty that is everywhere

including inside us

“Hunter” and “Reprise,” And the Beat Goes On, Redwood Writers, 2014, p. 17, 37

“Leavings” and “Joints,” Third Wednesday, Vol. IX No. 1, 2015-16

“Heart Geography,” Literature Today, 2016

“Night Chorus,” First Press, Collected Works from Napa Valley Writers, 2017

“Gates and Chimneys” and “Prayer for Dying,” Phoenix:Out of Silence . . . and Then, Redwood Writers, 2018

“Neon” and “Trapped,” The Raven’s Perch, 2018

Leavings, 2018: https://www.amazon.com/Leavings-Lenore-Hirsch/dp/0692171223/