Archive for the ‘reflection’ Category

“Lack’s” Semiotics

August 14, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Disobedience/
Requires some expectations/
& obligation/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fire Island Day Thirty One (last morning)

July 31, 2012

10. Vacation’s last day/
Clouds line Eastern horizon:/
Blue skies otherwise/

11. Sadness at leaving/
Hides excitement for starting/
The next part of life/

12. Tomorrow’s sunrise/
Will observe me at my home/
Thinking of my life/

13. Sunrises’ beauty/
Requires human observers/
People make beauty/

Haiku Journal Fire Island Day Seventeen

July 17, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

23a. Thinking of myself/
As a soul that I control/
Shows me how I slack/

23b. Exposing myself/
Examining my routines/
Of selfish comfort/

25. I use rituals/
Regardless of how noble/
To limit myself/

26. I’m alive and free/
Capable of being great/
But that’s not easy/

27. To be truly free/
I must sacrifice comfort/
Of the familiar/

28. The freedom I “want:”/
Described by society/
Is base privilege/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. The “revolution”/
I need to happen’s within/
Not political/

38. I’d be happier/
If I corrected myself/
& escaped habit/

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

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

Fire Island Day Eight

July 8, 2012

27. Good society/
Makes vacation perfection/
Not merely the beach/

28. It’s people sharing/
Physical amenities/
That makes vacation/

29. Others’ enjoyment/
Gives the pleasures we enjoy/
The validation/

30. A desert island/
Staffed with happy servants can’t/
Match community/

31. Human paradise/
Is where we enjoy enough/
& others do too/

32. Sharing vacation/
With other people improves/
Our experience/

33. Vacation alone:/
Fantasy independence/
(Isolated souls)/

34. Humans are social/
We need the community/
Other people bring/

35. I want ev’ryone/
To enjoy what I enjoy/
Because I love life/

36. If there ain’t enough/
I should reduce my demands/
That others get more/

37. G_d will provision/
Enough for ev’rybody/
Is what true faith means/

38. Scarcity is fear/
Created by rich people/
That desire too much/

39. Enjoy and share things/
Believing life will provide/
All of your true needs/

God’s a Constant

April 7, 2011

God is a constant/
So speaketh the gutter, through/
Detritus of Man/

Empire State Building #32

May 15, 2008

Above Times Square (Outskirt)

March 5, 2008


De La Vega in the Ruins

February 26, 2008


Bee the Artist (self-portrait in hexagons)

February 23, 2008


Snow Angels

February 22, 2008