Archive for the ‘signage’ Category

New Yorker

May 24, 2015



Vanity license plates imbue
Belongings with dreams we want true
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Wealth

April 3, 2015





Power’s Names

February 15, 2013

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The uncertain hand/
Translates the words for power/
On a New York wall/
#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

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

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

God’s a Constant

April 7, 2011

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

in heaven above

March 9, 2011

Modern Life Clusters/
Consumer products around/
The dissected sky/
#haiku

Liberty Warning (Coney Island)

May 16, 2008

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