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Fire Island Haiku Journal Day Fourteen

July 14, 2012

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4. All of us alive/
Get our way most of the time/
So be more grateful/
#haiku

5. Living simply proves/
Survival’s a miracle/
show some gratitude/
#haiku

6. From the Boson-Higgs/
To the clean water we drink/
Miracles abound/
#haiku

7. Tribulations give/
The existence we enjoy/
Some necessities/
#haiku

8a. Even enemies/
Offer something important/
In this crazy life/
#haiku

8b. Diseases provide/
Something important to life/
That we can’t perceive/
#haiku

9. Necessities are/
Food, company & shelter/
Be grateful for them/
#haiku

10. We do not need more/
Our species thrives with good* work/
Not with luxuries/
#haiku *hard

11. Life’s simple pleasures:/
Hearth, Food, friends, & time to think/
Are true luxuries/
#haiku

12. Luxuries are not/
Things you can buy and save up/
They are our freedoms/
#haiku

13. Freedom ain’t pretty:/
With it we can make mistakes/
& Hurt our neighbors/
#haiku

14. Free to be tacky/
Corny-self-righteous-jerks is/
Also important/
#haiku

15. We’re free to believe/
The most absurd of theories/
Of our creation/
#haiku

16. Freedom demands our/
Tolerance and acceptance/
Of people we don’t like/
#haiku

17. “G_d’s” snake handlers/
Have the right to spit venom/
No matter my thoughts/
#haiku

18. Freedom makes demands/
That seem so cockamamie/
But we must relent/
#haiku

19. Nothing’s guaranteed/
No sacred life is promised/
We are but mortals/
#haiku

20. So I’ll try to help/
And accept the eccentric/
To let freedom live/
#haiku

A. We allow the rich/
To “get away with murder”/
Because fame matters/
#haiku

WQueens7

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[it took me a while to get to the point, stick with them, these poems get better]

4. All of us alive/
Get our way most of the time/
So be more grateful/
#haiku

5. Living simply proves/
Survival’s a miracle/
show some gratitude/
#haiku

6. From the Boson-Higgs/
To the clean water we drink/
Miracles abound/
#haiku

7. Tribulations give/
The existence we enjoy/
Some necessities/
#haiku

8a. Even enemies/
Offer something important/
In this crazy life/
#haiku

8b. Diseases provide/
Something important to life/
That we can’t perceive/
#haiku

9. Necessities are/
Food, company & shelter/
Be grateful for them/
#haiku

10. We do not need more/
Our species thrives with good* work/
Not with luxuries/
#haiku *hard

11. Life’s simple pleasures:/
Hearth, Food, friends, & time to think/
Are true luxuries/
#haiku

12. Luxuries are not/
Things you can buy and save up/
They are our freedoms/

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Fire Island Day Thirteen

July 13, 2012

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49. Uncelebrated/
Outside world owes you nothing/
Celebrate yourself/
#haiku

50. The desired applause/
Is the beating of your heart/
Within your body/
#haiku

51. Wide human acclaim:/
Psychological weakness/
For the insecure/
#haiku

52. Celebrate living/
The very place that you are/
Because it’s unique/
#haiku

53. Imaginations/
Demand heroic events/
While life is enough/
#haiku

54. Life should be enough/
Each breath is so heroic/
(We shun this magic)/
#haiku

55. Look for the magic/
Vibrating everywhere/
In your daily life/
#haiku

56. (The music in noise/
Accompanies litter’s art/
When you search for it)/
#haiku

57. Find magic inside/
Yourself and the day’s routine/
By loving yourself/
#haiku

58. You have ev’rything/
You need to celebrate/
If you look within/
#haiku

59. Visual beauty/
& social acclaim fail us/
When we’re not happy/
#haiku

60. Find your happiness/
Within your own consciousness:/
Then enjoy the world/
#haiku

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Fire Island Day Eleven

July 11, 2012

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18. Absolutely flat/
Bay reflects the iron sky/
Setting a new mood/
#haiku

19. Absence is presence/
The lack of waves and wind says/
Something bluster cannot/
#haiku

20. Why do I write here?/
I write because I have to/
I have words to share/
#haiku

21. Is writing Ego/
Or a noble endeavor?/
I may never know/
#haiku

22. Are these words wasted/
Sent off to oblivion/
Or do they matter?/
#haiku

23. Will they move readers/
To consider existence/
In some newer light/
#haiku

24. Or are the words lost/
Only bawdy graffiti/
Meant to annoy folks?/
#haiku

25. I think these poems/
Are like the sacred * whispers/
Meant for only some/
#haiku *wicked

26. Philosophical/
Musings on society/
Are Nonsense to most/
#haiku

27. My words: graffiti/
A quiet* cry from Ego/
To assert my life/
#haiku *wicked

28. Graffiti is lost/
Because it’s vandalism/
In “property’s world”/
#haiku

29. Twittering #haikus:/
Writing on rusted-shut doors/
Hoping to be read/
#haiku

30. I scribble like this/
To express my opinions/
Because they matter/
#haiku

31. My little #haikus/
Wether or not they are read/
Cast ideas out/
#haiku

32. Thank you for reading/
I write each of these for you/
& nobody else/
#haiku

Fire Island Day 7

July 7, 2012

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Thoughts on Work on Vacation

13. Sitting after dawn/
Knowing a day will happen/
Pondering my life/
#haiku

14. I hear birds singing/
Waves continue lapping shore/
Mysterious things/
#haiku

15. Existence I see/
More than I can understand/
Enough to enjoy/
#haiku

16. The work I enjoy/
Is done by other people/
When I vacation/
#haiku

17. Chiaroscuro/
Light from dark application/
Work makes vacation/
#haiku

18. I love my own work/
And its summer cessation/
When I sit and think/
#haiku

19. The dock I sit on/
A rudimentary thing/
Was built by hard work/
#haiku

20. The books I enjoy/
On the life-guarded-beaches/
Are all someone’s work/
#haiku

21. The meals that I cook/
Were farmed, freighted and then sold/
(Other people’s work)/
#haiku

22. I miss my students/
Random classrooms of Egos/
Where I can matter/
#haiku

23. My work defines me/
Although I know it shouldn’t/
I like to matter/
#haiku

24. I like vacation/
Where I have different work/
Like self awareness/
#haiku

Fire Island 1

July 2, 2012

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7/2/12 (fair harbor)

33. This year’s first sunset/
Erased the packing and work/
We did to get here/
#haiku

34. Sitting after dawn/
Watching the bay splash awake/
Greet the Day alone/

35. Seeing our old friends/
I’m reminded that I care/
About friends I love/
#haiku

36. A choppy morning/
Is less quiet & calming/
More interesting/
#haiku

37. The minor fireworks/
Of small waves on pier pilings/
Have subtle beauty/
#haiku

38. I appreciate/
The world’s intricate quiet/
In my better parts/
#haiku

39. The splash of color/
That pleases the hungry eye/
Starves the quiet soul/
#haiku