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, appear in Redwood Writers Anthology, 2014, p. 17, 37

Water: Redwood Writers Anthology 2014Available for purchase

“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

First Press Book Cover - Napa Valley Writers 2017

Available for purchase

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

Phoenix: Out of Silence Redwood Writers Poetry Anthology Book Cover

Available for purchase

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

leavingscover-01Leavings, 2018: https://www.amazon.com/Leavings-Lenore-Hirsch/dp/0692171223/