Archive for the ‘litter’ Category

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 

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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´╗┐

Season’s Leavings

January 8, 2013

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The season’s dying/
Falling apart like garbage/
After the excess/
#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

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

Fire Island Day 23

July 23, 2012

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49. Low tide exposes/
Edges of the Earth Un-used/
‘Cept on occasion/
#haiku

50. The water recedes/
Exposing the underused/
Liminal spaces/
#haiku

51. Land we share with sea/
Under appreciated/
Is under-valued/
#haiku

52. The fecund ocean/
Garlands ev’rything with slime/
To mark her borders/
#haiku

53. The sandy beaches/
Ever changing before surf/
Avoid the sliming/
#haiku

7/23/12

54a. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness before G_d/
Land not exploited/
#haiku

54b. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness ere nature/
Land not exploited/
#haiku

54c. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness ere nature/
We can’t stop the tide/
#haiku

Ugly Beauty (Fire Island Day Twenty)

July 20, 2012

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16. Rainy morning starts/
Awareness of nature for/
The introspective/
#haiku

17. The messy weather/
Reminds us most days are fine/
Appreciate those/
#haiku

18. Weather is perfect/
For the planet it is for/
People want too much/
#haiku

19. Interpret nature/
As you might some scripture:/
Find your own meaning/
#haiku

20. Vacation Rain/
Means I must explore inside/
My Mental landscape/
#haiku

21. My introspection/
Illuminates so much more/
Than the physical/
#haiku

22. The material/
Is comfortingly shallow:/
Now explore beneath/
#haiku

23. Create personal/
Scriptural meaning for life:/
Interpret meaning/
#haiku

24. Iconography/
Making personal meanings/
From the natural/
#haiku

25. Don’t rely upon/
Prefabricated visions/
To create meaning/
#haiku

26. Make your own meaning/
Like a bird builds a nice nest/
From broken branches/
#haiku

Patterns

June 27, 2012

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

Random Haikus

May 27, 2012

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Dark explorations/
Describe my haiku poems/
I want to improve/
#haiku

Do I victimize/
My readers with my dark views?/
I explore my soul/
#haiku

Uninterested/
In the fetishization/
Of rural nature/
#haiku

Today’s descending/
With gravity’s certainty/
Upon the willing/
#haiku

Expiration Dates

January 16, 2012

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Everything has/
An expiration date in/
Capitalism/
#haiku