Archive for the ‘boroughs’ Category

Beauty isn’t Beautiful

June 16, 2015



The most beautiful things

Ain’t pretty to behold

Beauty’s within and sings

“Grand Humanity’s Fold”

New Yorker

May 24, 2015



Vanity license plates imbue
Belongings with dreams we want true

Winter’s Filthy Finish

March 13, 2015

Sometime in April under some black crust

This winter’s last filthy snow’ll liquidate 

Spring’s flowers will obscure a world at rust

At snow’s death & decay we’ll celebrate

Avonte Oquendo New Yorker

January 17, 2014

Avonte Oquendo

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25a. Missing teenager/
#Avonte #Oquendo found/
Mere earthly remains/
#haiku

25. One boy’s tragedy/
Implicates our city’s scale/
Mysterious death/
#haiku

26. A little boy walked/
Away from his school unwatched/
& ended up dead/
#haiku

27. Autistic skill sets/
Hide full human emotions/
#Avonte, I weep!/
#haiku #avonteoquendo

28. Though he wouldn’t speak/
#Avonte was still a child/
With all life’s promise/
#haiku

29. #Schools do a great job/
Though they can’t do ev’rything/
Give them all a #raise!/
#haiku

30. Better paid workers/
Ensure our children’s safety/
Cheapest isn’t best/
#haiku

Strange Fruit

May 24, 2013

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

Power’s Names

February 15, 2013

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The uncertain hand/
Translates the words for power/
On a New York wall/
#haiku

Happy New Year

January 1, 2013

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

Fallen Angel

September 18, 2012

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Dim Empire State

August 3, 2012

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38. Waiting for a change/
Hoping my heart will decide/
I want to improve/
#haiku

39. Becoming better/
Is possible if I try/
Different actions/
#haiku

40. There’s no mystery/
Behave better: be better/
One day at a time/
#haiku

Back To City Two

August 2, 2012

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Returning back home/
Resuming daily routines/
Seeing diff’rently/
#haiku

17. Walking the same streets/
Seeing the same detritus/
Loving differently/
#haiku

18. I observe little/
Change that makes differences/
But still I have faith/
#haiku

19. Cities’ momentum/
Hurtles humans forward to/
The place that they were/
#haiku

20. The repetition/
That cities facilitate/
Revelatory/
#haiku

21. The revelation/
That repetition provides/
Is hidden in work/
#haiku