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Critical Littering

April 1, 2015



Garbage Sonnet 2

 

My curiosity embellishes

All the detritus of modern living

Seeing waste & litter replenishes

My connection to this great world’s giving

 

Soberly I realize that life’s junk

Isn’t made for my edification

But In productions’ full caves I spelunk

I’m mesmerized by litter’s invention

 

Thank you god for these moments with garbage

Your detritus sings me a secret song

Though litter’s capitalism’s carnage

It’s also the charged tea leaves divining

 

The litter we stream behind us in space

Is the comet’s tail: our visible trace 

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Crucify Winter

March 22, 2015



Beauty crucified

By the comfort we desire

So that Spring could come

Winter’s Filthy Finish

March 13, 2015

Sometime in April under some black crust

This winter’s last filthy snow’ll liquidate 

Spring’s flowers will obscure a world at rust

At snow’s death & decay we’ll celebrate

Hyperart Thomasson Queens

February 28, 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

Patterns

June 27, 2012

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Patterns created/
By manufactured fences/
Illuminate life/
#haiku

Metaphysical Musings

June 3, 2012

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39c. Contemplating life/
I wander past and future/
Sharpening my “now”/
#haiku

40. Revisiting “pasts”/
I alloy mistakes and grace/
To rebuild myself/
#haiku

42. G_d’s not a dealer/
Dealing off the deck’s bottom/
For his chosen few/
#haiku

43. Life’s more like Lotto:/
The winner really loses/
(each moment’s a prize)/
#haiku

The Occupation

November 24, 2011

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Occupy the guts/
Of the grossly unfair world/
The rich would prefer/
#haiku

Old Glory

September 5, 2011

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Retirement plans/
For aging U.S. workers/
Under G.O.P./
#haiku