Thursday, February 2, 2017


I’m meeting him in Vasona Park
my friend shrieked
--isn’t life wonderful!

My musings temporarily interrupted
of the plot in Madronia Cemetery

            I’d inherited by default

where “notable individuals” are interred
such as Thomas Kinkade
and the second wife
of the Abolitionist John Brown

            and my sister

our plots under a gnarly oak
where over half a century ago
we styfled giggles while dancing
on the ground above
where we had no idea
we’d be spending eternity

            side by side


I'm sure I'll be a noisy love-maker
she said, while posing for a selfie
--you know, like when you’re at a funeral
and can’t stop giggling.

text & photo by leh

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caesura 2015 Fusion

Caesura: Literary Journal of Poetry Center San Jose

Erin Redfern
Leslie Hoffman

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Haiku XXI

eventide stillness
geese, in V formation, sail
into setting sun


Haiku XX

land schooner tacks east
sails across an ancient sea
waves of coral grain

text & photo by leh

Haiku XIX

dragonfly hovers
summer still-life in motion
above rippled stream



redwoods sway, succumb
to the wildfire's siren call
fall one week away

text & photo by leh

Haiku XVII

child carries bucket
filled with water, stones beneath
her callused, bare feet