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April 3, 2015





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

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

Haiku Journal Fire Island Day Seventeen

July 17, 2012

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18. I woke late and tired/
Distracted I found routines/
Of soul distraction/
#haiku

19. I avoided myself/
As I stumbled back to “life”/
I didn’t think much/
#haiku

20. Facebook & Twitter/
NPR & other tasks/
Stole meditation/
#haiku

21. Modern rituals/
Of social information/
Kill contemplation/
#haiku

22. Time spent with myself/
Challenges my “public self”/
Here is where doubt lies/
#haiku

23a. Thinking of myself/
As a soul that I control/
Shows me how I slack/
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23b. Exposing myself/
Examining my routines/
Of selfish comfort/
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25. I use rituals/
Regardless of how noble/
To limit myself/
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26. I’m alive and free/
Capable of being great/
But that’s not easy/
#haiku

27. To be truly free/
I must sacrifice comfort/
Of the familiar/
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28. The freedom I “want:”/
Described by society/
Is base privilege/
#haiku

29. The freedom I “need:”/
Spiritual transcendence/
Will cost me comfort/
#haiku

30. Participation:/
It is easy to enjoy/
Cruel advantages/
#haiku

31. Eschewing this place/
Of petty petty domination/
Challenges comfort/
#haiku

32. I worked hard within/
This unfair human system/
To enjoy my place/
#haiku

33. “Succeeding” suggests/
You must accept this system/
(That you know’s unfair)/
#haiku

34. I’m doing better/
Because I’m lucky enough/
To exist right here/
#haiku

35. Less fortunate/
Aren’t any less deserving/
Just more unlucky/
#haiku

36. I want to transcend/
This venal system of mine/
& be happier/
#haiku

37. The “revolution”/
I need to happen’s within/
Not political/
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38. I’d be happier/
If I corrected myself/
& escaped habit/
#haiku

39. I am the system/
I despise so thoroughly/
(Though it comforts me)/
#haiku

40. I’ll work to improve/
Personal behaviors &/
Metaphysically/
#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

Expiration Dates

January 16, 2012

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Everything has/
An expiration date in/
Capitalism/
#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

(in)Security Camera

August 7, 2011

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

self portrait with delivery scooter

November 7, 2008

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Mixed Flavors

May 20, 2008

cluster field trip