Archive for the ‘pun’ 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

Wealth

April 3, 2015





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 

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

Ghost in the Machine

March 23, 2013

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Monitoring Hand/
Technology assists me/
To overcome fear/
#haiku

“Lack’s” Semiotics

August 14, 2012

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3. Family gives shape/
To the person I’ve become/
I’m lost without them/
#haiku

4. Being a father/
With all of the paternal/
Demands makes me me/
#haiku

5. Without my fam’ly/
I loose the shape of each day/
I’m drowning in time/
#haiku

6. When we reunite/
I will remember this lack/
That I feel alone/
#haiku

17. My children’s freedom/
Is often squandered on acts/
That are below them/
#haiku

7. Pangs* created us/
So that we could convey joy/
We are “yin & yang”/
#haiku *pains: birthpains

8. Disobedience/
Requires some expectations/
& obligation/
#haiku

9. Expectations are/
Parents giving children room/
To become adults/
#haiku

10. The obligations/
We feel towards other people/
Are how this world works/
#haiku

11. My disappointment/
At my child’s misbehavior:/
Worry & ego/
#haiku

12. I worry because/
I love my family so/
& want them unharmed/
#haiku

13. It is Ego too/
When I want obedience:/
Reflecting me back/
#haiku

13b. Obedience is/
As good as what you obey/
Obey your conscience/
#haiku

13c. Freedom is virtue/
Obedience is measured/
Categories kill/
#haiku

14. Punishment teaches/
The consequences of might/
(Sometimes for reasons)/
#haiku

15. Endless liberty/
Is not the nature of life:/
Obligations too/
#haiku

16. “Freedom” needs the free/
Who often misbehave themselves/
People aren’t robots/
#haiku

18. Folksy punishments/
Involving self selection/
Require cruelty/
#haiku

19. The desired effect/
Is rarely beneficial/
When anger is king/
#haiku

20. Worry for Children/
Compassion’s trajectory/
Crashes anywhere/
#haiku

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/
#haiku

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

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

Expiration Dates

January 16, 2012

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

The Occupation

November 24, 2011

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Occupy the guts/
Of the grossly unfair world/
The rich would prefer/
#haiku