Robert EpsteinRobert Epstein

Born: 1954; New York City, USA
Resides: El Cerrito, CA.
Robert Epstein, a licensed psychologist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a published haiku poet and anthologist. An ethical vegan for 41 years, his latest book is, Turkey Heaven: Animal Rights Haiku; and, with Miriam Wald, he co-edited, Every Chicken, Cow, Fish, and Frog: Animal Rights Haiku.
Web: http://www.deathawarenesshaiku.blogspot.com

 

checkout time is noon
I turn in the key
and everything else

Robert Epstein, Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awarenes Haiku, 2012

 

the phantom
limb of believing
war is over

Notes from the Gean, 17, 2013

 

cathedral quiet
in the closet
where she hides

Modern Haiku, 43.3, Autumn 2012

 

60th birthday
I pass on
the blue suede shoes

LSA - October 2016

 

w/o a gun
it’s a different
conversation

Modern Haiku, 41.2, Summer 2010

 

after the interview the spin cycle

bottle rockets

 

basset hound her gift to me imaginary

Frogpond, 36:1, 2013

 

i too am a headstone

Modern Haiku, 45.2, Summer 2014

 

christmas requires some assembly

Modern Haiku, 45.2, Summer 2014

 

New Year’s Day
mother refreshes
her old complaints

Modern Haiku, 39.2, Summer 2008

 

cremation?
I’d rather burn
in hell

Modern Haiku, 41.3, Autumn 2010

 

you and me and our 60 watt life

Modern Haiku, 44.2, Summer 2013

 

making a cup
of green tea
doesn╩╝t stop the war

Modern Haiku, 40.3, Autumn 2009

 

toll collector
the old man already
in his young face

Modern Haiku,  42.1, Winter-Spring 2011

 

not a dent
after surgery and radiation
in her delusions

bottle rockets, #28, 2013

 

picking lint
out of the dryer
this short life

bottle rockets, #30, 2014

 

enlightenment give it a rest

bottle rockets, #30, 2014

 

climbing down
the mountain of forever
one now at a time

LSA - October 2016; (after Emily Dickinson)

 

broken promises
I go to pieces
on a big rock

Robert Epstein, A Walk Around Spring Lake, 2012

 

one
by
one
un-
nailing the story of my life
i
climb
off
the
cross

Lilliput Review

 

home alone
I enter the crawl space
of a younger self

bottle rockets, 33, 2015

 

on and on
about impermanence
the recent Buddhist convert

bottle rockets, #25, 2011

 

first day off
what would I be doing
at work right now

bottle rockets, #20, 2009

 

a lifetime
of pain
in his hello

bottle rockets, #18, 2008

 

after the shower
all the hair
that used to be mine

bottle rockets, #17, 2007

 

hospice ––
the humorist leaves
but not my friend’s mother

bottle rockets, #16, 2007