Category Archives: Aging

#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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#405 – beneath the floorboards

beneath the floorboards    is it too late to be great to circumvent the wasted time twisting up my fate   have my dreams once fresh like fruit plucked from the vine spoiled in the hiding places beneath the floorboards … Continue reading

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#389 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku    a skill I’ve mastered from years of sudden practice changing my flat tires     sometimes I can’t shake the shadows that follow so close my every move     old leather falls ‘round shoulders no longer broad, … Continue reading

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#383 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   cracking and popping muffled bubble-paper sounds my shoulder muscles      unexpected find bizarre history; naked photos I tear up    

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#368 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   they side against me protest against my actions― my knees and my hips     since when is the act of beheading not an act of war? who are we?    

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#357 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     mouth drops, dumbfounded four buses, one direction none going my way     birds, frogs and crickets movie quotes and pop music phones used to just ring     our girl, thirteen; time sucks! my wife said―put … Continue reading

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#350 of 365 – 3 Haiku

 3 Haiku     eyes blurring over head itchy with doubt; college math refresher course       the more what I take for granted is threatened, the more precious it is       hall of changes, dreams so … Continue reading

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#340 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   singing with the kids sounds deep like my son; my voice after menopause     mirror behind me over my shoulder, I see naked gravity     I slipped, fell down the slippery slope―started my sentence, “in … Continue reading

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#333 of 365 – “borders”

 “borders”   I never cared much for borders till evil plotted its course and the only thing between it and me were the borders we enforce   I never cared much for countries even my own until my homeland was … Continue reading

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#331 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     in the waiting room people, all sorts, come and go everyone limping     I walk―slowly swing an unbending leg; elder lady passes me     one knee, all braced up the other, so jealous for … Continue reading

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