Archive for the ‘fence’ Category

Vanishing Point Interruptus 

May 20, 2015



Middle of nowhere

Nothing is ever broken

Enjoy perfection

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Critical Littering

April 1, 2015



Garbage Sonnet 2

 

My curiosity embellishes

All the detritus of modern living

Seeing waste & litter replenishes

My connection to this great world’s giving

 

Soberly I realize that life’s junk

Isn’t made for my edification

But In productions’ full caves I spelunk

I’m mesmerized by litter’s invention

 

Thank you god for these moments with garbage

Your detritus sings me a secret song

Though litter’s capitalism’s carnage

It’s also the charged tea leaves divining

 

The litter we stream behind us in space

Is the comet’s tail: our visible trace 

Outdated Ritual

August 4, 2012

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49. Rituals provide/
People the intangible/
Continuity/
#haiku

50. Human ritual/
No matter how informal/
Creates our beings/
#haiku

51. My powerlessness/
Is manifest whenever/
I talk to my kids/
#haiku

52. Participation/
In my own self improvement/
Is a miracle/
#haiku

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 Home: Day One

August 1, 2012

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Back in Queens

14. Back after a month/
Nothing here has changed at all/
I will be the change/
#haiku

15. Cities are habits/
Each person’s daily routine/
Cooperates some/
#haiku

16. We rely on these/
Plain repetitive patterns/
To coexist here/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Twenty Five

July 25, 2012

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(Thoughts on Society’s & Individuals’ need for “Social Microclimates.”)

14. Exclusivity/
Describes a community/
That’s special to you/
#haiku

15. Your community/
Is a “Loophole of Retreat”/
Wherein you matter/
#haiku

16. We describe outside/
To create a safe inside/
For our own values/
#haiku

17a. Exclusive language/
Is rarely grammatical/
It’s about changing/
#haiku

17b. Exclusive language/
Is rarely grammatical/
It’s evolution/
#haiku

18. Haughty Poverty’s/
Got its exclusivity/
To protect its pride/
#haiku

19. Power creates norms/
Which we must all sanctify/
Or reject power/
#haiku

20. There is nothing wrong/
Human exclusivity:/
Ego protection/
#haiku

21. Overvaluing/
The culture of the wealthy/
Keeps poor people poor/
#haiku

22. Wealth sanctifies some/
Exclusivity above/
Other people’s worlds/
#haiku

23. Valuing culture/
Simply because it’s wealthy/
Needlessly harms us/
#haiku

24. This sycophancy/
Toady to already rich/
Lacks real dignity/
#haiku

25. Celebrate cultures/
That you do not understand/
To improve yourself/
#haiku

Patterns

June 27, 2012

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Patterns created/
By manufactured fences/
Illuminate life/
#haiku

Stairway to Heaven

June 21, 2012

Stairway to Heaven/
Is a mass-produced ladder/
In an alleyway/
#haiku

Apt Memorial

May 28, 2012

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We who are alive/
Owe the dead the fullest lives/
That they cannot live/
#haiku

Nature

May 25, 2012

City Herbs
The chain link fences/
Cage our meager realities/
(Nature smirks at us)/
#haiku