Archive for the ‘industry’ Category

Strange Fruit

May 24, 2013

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

Master Control

August 20, 2012

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Our control panels/
Allow manipulation/
With simple hunger/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Sixteen

July 16, 2012

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35. Beauty’s little things/
Minor material goods/
Are rarely noticed/
#haiku

36. Small embellishments/
Ornament quotidian/
Corners of the world/
#haiku

37. These small ornaments/
Of (un)usual* objects/
Define our species/
#haiku *the usual

38. Customization/
Of the manufactured world/
Humanizes it/
#haiku

39. Erratic patterns/
Only just Perceptible/
Mark human culture/
#haiku

40. Lines etched in the sand/
Before creation’s blue waves/
Are all that we are/
#haiku

41. We simply vanish/
Without other people’s sight/
We need witnesses/
#haiku

42. Good, Bad or Ugly/
Humans validate humans/
There is nothing else/
#haiku

43. Those we judge wanting*/
Validate our existence/
Because they are us/
#haiku *as bad

44. Celebrate people/
Though you’re glad you’re not like them/
Because they make us/
#haiku

45. We are all the same/
No matter how we’re diff’rent/
People are people/
#haiku

46. Celebrate humans/
Banal, venal or tacky/
Without them we’re lost/
#haiku

47. The ugly tasteless/
Hold up half of creation/
Have some gratitude/
#haiku

48. Without the banal/
We wouldn’t exist at all/
For we need them too/
#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

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

Optimism

November 11, 2011

20111111-215834.jpg 21. My optimism/
Is in an open battle/
With cynicism/
#haiku

Optimism

November 11, 2011

21. My optimism/
Is in an open battle/
With cynicism/
#haiku

Heavy Metal

October 23, 2011

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1. Imagination:/
The coarse sand in the gears of/
Productivity/
#haiku

2. Manufacturing/
Is not creating new wealth/
It concentrates/
#haiku

3. Manufacturing/
Does not create anything/
It distills our dreams/
#haiku

4. The “trinkets of ease”/
Spill out of their factories/
To consume our lives/
#haiku

Old Glory

September 5, 2011

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Retirement plans/
For aging U.S. workers/
Under G.O.P./
#haiku