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New Yorker

May 24, 2015



Vanity license plates imbue
Belongings with dreams we want true
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Strange Fruit

May 24, 2013

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Gooey Black Cover/
Indiscriminately Sticks/
To Modernity/
#haiku

Happy New Year

January 1, 2013

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Our celebrations/
Distract us from improvement:/
Be mindful this year!/
#haiku #happynewyear #2013

“Lack’s” Semiotics

August 14, 2012

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3. Family gives shape/
To the person I’ve become/
I’m lost without them/
#haiku

4. Being a father/
With all of the paternal/
Demands makes me me/
#haiku

5. Without my fam’ly/
I loose the shape of each day/
I’m drowning in time/
#haiku

6. When we reunite/
I will remember this lack/
That I feel alone/
#haiku

17. My children’s freedom/
Is often squandered on acts/
That are below them/
#haiku

7. Pangs* created us/
So that we could convey joy/
We are “yin & yang”/
#haiku *pains: birthpains

8. Disobedience/
Requires some expectations/
& obligation/
#haiku

9. Expectations are/
Parents giving children room/
To become adults/
#haiku

10. The obligations/
We feel towards other people/
Are how this world works/
#haiku

11. My disappointment/
At my child’s misbehavior:/
Worry & ego/
#haiku

12. I worry because/
I love my family so/
& want them unharmed/
#haiku

13. It is Ego too/
When I want obedience:/
Reflecting me back/
#haiku

13b. Obedience is/
As good as what you obey/
Obey your conscience/
#haiku

13c. Freedom is virtue/
Obedience is measured/
Categories kill/
#haiku

14. Punishment teaches/
The consequences of might/
(Sometimes for reasons)/
#haiku

15. Endless liberty/
Is not the nature of life:/
Obligations too/
#haiku

16. “Freedom” needs the free/
Who often misbehave themselves/
People aren’t robots/
#haiku

18. Folksy punishments/
Involving self selection/
Require cruelty/
#haiku

19. The desired effect/
Is rarely beneficial/
When anger is king/
#haiku

20. Worry for Children/
Compassion’s trajectory/
Crashes anywhere/
#haiku

Random Litter

August 10, 2012

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49. The posh don’t matter/
Except to the enforcers/
Of status matters/
#haiku

1a. Faith accumulates/
Like the snow on a park bench/
Silently and cold/
#haiku

1b. Faith accumulates/
Like children in a playground/
Joyfully and loud/
#haiku

1c. Faith accumulates/
When the faithful sit calmly/
Expecting nothing/
#haiku

1d. Faith accumulates/
When the faithful sit calmly/
Expecting something/
#haiku

2. Enjoying this day/
Requires acceptance of facts/
Unpalatable/
#haiku

A Trick of Perception

July 22, 2012

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34. Blithely we accept/
Our unfair advantages/
‘Cause others have more/
#haiku

35. We all need the plans/
Though we resent the planners/
Unwilling to change/
#haiku

36. Organization:/
The necessary evil/
That civilizes/
#haiku

37. Habit and culture/
Organizes most people/
Without their knowing/
#haiku

38. Refusing the plans/
Cultural standards provide/
Means courting stigma/
#haiku

33. “Tawdry” perfect word:/
Contrasting a “checkered past”/
With enlightened “now”/
#haiku

Bloody Hand

January 21, 2012

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Artsy Fartsy Signs/
Do nothing about speeding/
“Entitled” selfish cars/
#haiku

Human “right-of-way”/
Has been discontinued as/
So inconvenient/
#haiku

Subdivided Sky

January 12, 2012

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America’s sky/
Dissected by free market/
“connectivity”/
#haiku

Dreaming in color/
Of monochromatic day/
That awaits me now/
#haiku

(in)Security Camera

August 7, 2011

Goal of surveillance/
Security Camera/
We police ourselves/
#haiku

Sunnnyside Tulips

April 4, 2010