Category Archives: Fear

#461 – “waning breath”

“waning breath”   I fail  in what’s been an unending succession of inaction procrastination fear and regret I am nothing without dreams but waning breath each day a little closer to a troubled death     Advertisements

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#459 – “secrets to save”

“secrets to save”   I want this pain to stop this panic to allay this sinking  to end this crushing guilt to go away I want to drink until I’m perfect until I’m healthy and brave drink until I’m honest … 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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#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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#414 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku about June 12, 2016     heart squeezed by anger the easy spread of hatred now I want a gun     for the bereaved; I am not enlightened—I want to kill the killers     insides torn; … Continue reading

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#403 – unsung

unsung   I am not a good soul I tire of others my friendships breathe shallow beneath envy that smothers I feed on dark rain though I pray for the sun as I walk my night streets deep into the … Continue reading

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#378 – 2 Haiku

 2 Haiku     chasm waters rush through I slip, sink into deep tears never learned to swim     burning in my throat prayers jumbled up beneath tears swallowed down whole    

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#361 of 365 – “scraps”

“scraps”   ladders to Heaven from dreams on the ground broken souls praying for paths to be found children who sleep with full bellies in sheets newly-made orphans who sleep in the streets guns on the prowl to kill or convert … Continue reading

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#344 of 365 – “black dust”

“black dust”   bloodied concrete and broken steel unexpected goodbyes from a now hallowed field black dust in the air, grief in our lungs fear and rage that such evil had come so many hands reaching in for another deep-dug … Continue reading

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