Archive for the ‘structure’ Category

New Yorker

May 24, 2015



Vanity license plates imbue
Belongings with dreams we want true
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Vanishing Point Interruptus 

May 20, 2015



Middle of nowhere

Nothing is ever broken

Enjoy perfection

Crucify Winter

March 22, 2015



Beauty crucified

By the comfort we desire

So that Spring could come

Hyperart Thomasson Queens

February 28, 2015



Strange Fruit

May 24, 2013

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Gooey Black Cover/
Indiscriminately Sticks/
To Modernity/
#haiku

Ghost in the Machine

March 23, 2013

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

Gabriel

January 28, 2013

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Gabriel is playing/
His trumpet in the subway/
Calling souls back home/
#haiku

Master Control

August 20, 2012

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Our control panels/
Allow manipulation/
With simple hunger/
#haiku

Outdated Ritual

August 4, 2012

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49. Rituals provide/
People the intangible/
Continuity/
#haiku

50. Human ritual/
No matter how informal/
Creates our beings/
#haiku

51. My powerlessness/
Is manifest whenever/
I talk to my kids/
#haiku

52. Participation/
In my own self improvement/
Is a miracle/
#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/
#haiku

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

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

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/
#haiku

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/
#haiku

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