Category Archives: America

#460 – 1 haiku

1 haiku   more dead in our schools those left, now soldiers fighting just to live their lives   Advertisements

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#454 – “in the palm of history”

“in the palm of history”     I sit on their shoulders   in the palm of history   making my way through liberties I take as my own without question or fear or cast down eyes   I breathe … Continue reading

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#445 – 1 haiku

1 haiku   heart flares in anger I pray for serenity as I watch the news

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#438 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   my lack of shock hurts a crushing fatigue like death by paralysis     ache and hope anew heart wrenched back to life by the brash pain of the young     Oh, I hope they tear … 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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#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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#426 – two haiku

two haiku   I am infected sick, as anger assumes its place in front of love     my own diseased thoughts; where is the second gunman on the grassy knoll?  

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#425 – two haiku

2 Haiku   no words foul enough to fit the horrid smallness of the president     on the backs of so many, the freedoms we’ve built broken into lies

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#423 – 1 Haiku

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

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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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