Author Archives: Blackbird

About Blackbird

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

#436 – “stranded”

“stranded”   I am sluggish in this new world where you no longer walk, strangled by this heavy air that you no longer breathe. I drag murky and bewildered as if I don’t know where I am, as if I’m … Continue reading

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#435 – 5 Haiku

5 haiku     wish you were here for me to put off calling just till tomorrow     it was hard talking — you were so full of illness I just couldn’t hear     guilt; for not wanting … Continue reading

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#434 – “absence”

“absence”   the rain seems endless day after day sometimes a moment of sky shines through but then clouds close in and circle the sun pushing my laughter behind the absence of yours.  

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#433 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   a slow rainy day no umbrella to shield me from grief’s dark downpour  

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#432 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   it’s worse than I thought bare trees that won’t bloom again unending Winter   I wish I could know that Winter here is just Spring wherever you are     I hope you were there we laughed … Continue reading

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#431 – “barely visible”

barely visible   beyond what I can manage, this is more than the bitter after taste of hatred. I am fucking angry that our aptitude for immorality and inhumanity has grown so vast that the beauty of America is barely … Continue reading

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#430 – the river

the river   the river is cold and brutal today   rough as it carries my comfort away   the air abrasive and course like sandpaper   my fix, equilibrium gone like thin vapor   I feel lost like a … Continue reading

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#429 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   strange hole in the day a piece of the world just gone since you flew away   I am ashamed that I was eager to leave the last time I saw you   I’m not ready to … Continue reading

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#428 – 3 haiku

December 12, 2017   hair and nails so long he looks disappeared beneath his impending death     December 13, 2017   still warm; he looked so much more comfortable than he did yesterday     I could not seem … Continue reading

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#427 – 3 Haiku

I don’t usually give an explanation…but felt it necessary today. Today, August 28, Emmett  Till was murdered in 1955.  Almost 10 years later, August 28th 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech: … Continue reading

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