Archive for the ‘structure’ Category

New Yorker

May 24, 2015

Vanity license plates imbue
Belongings with dreams we want true

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


Gooey Black Cover/
Indiscriminately Sticks/
To Modernity/

Ghost in the Machine

March 23, 2013

Monitoring Hand/
Technology assists me/
To overcome fear/


January 28, 2013

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

Master Control

August 20, 2012

Our control panels/
Allow manipulation/
With simple hunger/

Outdated Ritual

August 4, 2012

49. Rituals provide/
People the intangible/

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

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

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

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 &/