Category Archives: disappointment

#395 – an unlovely place

an unlovely place   so heavy this minutia renders the day so lonely its dreams having passed away I wake to the iron air buckling beneath the sheer tax of hope and the burden of grief    it’s such a … Continue reading

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#391 – “locked hands”

“locked hands”   I make stupid mistakes that twist up my esteem crack my tiny boat with paddles already lost downstream I fold up into nothing toss myself in the trash drive my thinking right into the black till I … Continue reading

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#366 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     morning train whistle carrying my frustrations away from traffic     angry again; wheels spinning in mud; car stuck on the road to nowhere    

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#358 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     one step forward―right into the mud; is this the path God wants me on?      clouds empty of coins pennies don’t really fall from heaven…just water      have faith, they tell me faith that … Continue reading

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#341 of 365 – “muddied and drawn”

 “muddied and drawn”   I feel angry today and by my own bitterness, defamed buried in envy beneath the rotten sod of shame I don’t like me like this a sunless twist of grays my neglected prayers hiding in alleys … Continue reading

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#325 of 365 – “weary”

 “weary”   I am where I am today out back behind my thoughts collapsed inside a respite from this world’s dark juggernauts I am tired, they rush over me and flatten my resolve make me question our ability to learn … Continue reading

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#322 of 365 – 4 Haiku

 4 Haiku     later he’ll want to apologize to his mom for the son he was       she is quiet, still leaves settling in the sudden hush after a storm       tears squeezed from her … Continue reading

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#231 of 365 – “soup line”

“soup line”   loneliness a famine like dust in my soul dims away space obscures the sunshine leaves me stranded deep in depression’s soup line no opening for the light to utter a sound only room now for the quiet … Continue reading

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#214 of 365 – 5 Haiku about failure

5 Haiku about failure   moment of defeat I’m stuck in the mud again dirtied by mistakes     they say, “in God’s time” don’t know what that means, except that it’s not right now     a treacherous noise … Continue reading

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#204 of 365 – 4 Haiku about my wife

4 Haiku about my wife     a Marine’s daughter she’s stronger than people like black women to be     sensitivity matched only by the metal she wears over it     can’t pass a baby without motherhood starting … Continue reading

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