Posts Tagged ‘poem’

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

Fire Island Day Nineteen

July 19, 2012

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(On My Children)
1a. Children are Growing/
Ev’ry instant of their lives:/
Observe carefully/
#haiku

1b. Observe carefully:/
Ev’ry instant of their lives/
Children are Growing/
#haiku

A. Minor daily change/
Transforms children to people*/
But keeps their essence/
#haiku *adults

B. growth is eternal/
Occurring while you’re looking/
(& when you look off)/
#haiku

2. Kids evaporate:/
A haze of human hormones/
The whirlwind of growth/
#haiku

3. They become adults/
In identical versions/
Of their childhood wills/
#haiku

4. In their firm beauty/
The vulnerable child lives/
Hidden by Ego/
#haiku

5. The juvenile traits/
Now adult preferences/
Define who they are/
#haiku

6a. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in their births/
#haiku

6b. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in childhood/
#haiku

7. We are but the soil/
Our children are enriched by/
They must reach higher/
#haiku

8. As I witness growth/
I lament all the growth missed:/
Forgiving myself/
#haiku

9. As their ships depart/
Sailing away happily/
I celebrate loss/
#haiku

10. Without sacrifice/
There can be no creation/
We grow from our loss/
#haiku

11. Tremendous lives start/
With submissive surrender/
Because the world’s good*/
#haiku *G_d ?

12. I watch my kids grow/
Knowing I am just their start/
& they are perfect/
#haiku

Today’s Thinking

June 5, 2012

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44b. All art’s subjective/
aesthetics are perception/
Start seeing beauty/
#haiku

48. Some painfulness/
Can be transmitted with love/
(Others by ego)/
#haiku

49a. Ego intercepts/
Many important lessons/
To burnish our pride/
#haiku

49b. Ego intercepts/
Many important lessons/
Burnishing our pride/
#haiku

50. The people we are/
(Made by instinctive choices):/
We’re just accidents/
#haiku

51. Most people become/
What convenience has made them:/
We are our mistakes/
#haiku

52. Our weakest moments/
Paint us into the corners/
Of identity/
#haiku

Random Haikus

May 27, 2012

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Dark explorations/
Describe my haiku poems/
I want to improve/
#haiku

Do I victimize/
My readers with my dark views?/
I explore my soul/
#haiku

Uninterested/
In the fetishization/
Of rural nature/
#haiku

Today’s descending/
With gravity’s certainty/
Upon the willing/
#haiku