Author Archives: Blackbird

About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.

#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#423 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   an awful seeping the rot of blind ignorance yesterday is here  

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#422 – 5 haiku

5 Haiku     on his own grave’s edge he waits in sad defiance daring life to end     a window open disinterested, he stares at the floor instead     so many gray hairs his beard looks like … Continue reading

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#421 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so damaged the space where God’s light can’t lift away his rundown darkness     air, still and sour with so many spilled regrets my brother won’t clean up     who can judge what looks wasted from … Continue reading

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#420 – 3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday

3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday     leaves are turning red so eager to drop and fly from this aging tree     dreams so close they burn turn both doubt and delay to ash I blow … Continue reading

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#419 – “but for the Grace”

“but for the Grace”   they annoy me the poor with their homeless street-sleeping their wide open fingers and dirty teeth speaking asking for money with their cardboard signs waiting for food in their long desperate lines I prefer not … Continue reading

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#418 – “broken luggage”

“broken luggage”   he drags along the road his trip, too long for him to bear pulls his life like broken luggage too old and useless to repair what’s inside he doesn’t know and doesn’t seem to care  

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#417 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     beneath who we are a crushed idea, almost dead; America     smell of life burning bones and leaves and happiness gone beneath fear’s ash  

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#416 – “the silence of dreams”

“the silence of dreams”   I scavenge for direction dig for relief toss through my prayers in search of belief   where do they hide, these songs that God sings, these sweet mossy pathways toward answer-filled Springs   where are … Continue reading

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#415 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   rhapsody of tears such a long and heavy rain the names of the dead     when tomorrow comes love will sweep away the glass broken from hatred    

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