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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´╗┐

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Embellishments

February 22, 2015

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The world is annotated by people
Citizens scribble their commentary
In the narrow margins of survival
Since life has become a commissary

The bloody scribbles on the cell walls mark
People’s last mortal utterances made
Written by those who were kept in the dark
(Final silent material tirade)

The next time you see vandalism there
Whether tattoos, muscles or a car
Remember it’s graffiti of despair
Poor people writing their “probable cause”*

So, please watch the world with a scholar’s eye
Some, for this Krylon marginalia, died

Ghost in the Machine

March 23, 2013

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

Master Control

August 20, 2012

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

Fire Island Day 24

July 24, 2012

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7. This world is perfect/
Every possible way/
Accept joy & pain/
#haiku

8. Lament attachment/
It is Ego’s foundation/
Where desire is formed/
#haiku

9. Easy to love life/
While I am on vacation/
I love my work, too/
#haiku

10. Try to find meaning/
In the pointless minutiae/
That makes up our lives/
#haiku

11a. Pointless minutiae:/
Sub-Atomic-Particles:/
Human Existence/
#haiku

11b. Pointless minutiae:/
Sub-Atomic-Particles/
Of our Existence/
#haiku

12. Human Existence/
Justifies its own meaning/
In each of our hearts/
#haiku

13a. We know we matter/
Despite what the world tells us/
Each* life is precious/
#haiku *my

13b. We know we matter/
Contradicting capital/
Each* life is precious/
#haiku *my

A Trick of Perception

July 22, 2012

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34. Blithely we accept/
Our unfair advantages/
‘Cause others have more/
#haiku

35. We all need the plans/
Though we resent the planners/
Unwilling to change/
#haiku

36. Organization:/
The necessary evil/
That civilizes/
#haiku

37. Habit and culture/
Organizes most people/
Without their knowing/
#haiku

38. Refusing the plans/
Cultural standards provide/
Means courting stigma/
#haiku

33. “Tawdry” perfect word:/
Contrasting a “checkered past”/
With enlightened “now”/
#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

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

Stairway to Heaven

June 21, 2012

Stairway to Heaven/
Is a mass-produced ladder/
In an alleyway/
#haiku

Mixed Flavors

May 20, 2008

cluster field trip