Category Archives: Growth

#458 – 4 haiku

4 haiku     it tears so slowly excruciating, deep; the dull knife of silence       hard awakening my own well being crushed by another’s dis-ease       the air; thick, tangled words knotted up, emotions choking … Continue reading

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#448 – 4 haiku

4 haiku   inadequacy surfaces again; I am a disappointment   marriage hurts sometimes a room of mirrors that show only your worst self     when is love enough to erase the discontent disagreement leaves     I no … Continue reading

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#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#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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#387 – “troubled end”

“troubled end”   I’m not sure what I’m missing or if God is at fault like he’d put me in to simmer but added no salt I feel flavorless bland like a scrap of dead air set aside like a … Continue reading

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#385 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so restless to live days slip through my eagerness for tomorrow’s gifts   smiley face bracelet for the times I can’t muster one up on my face    reading back over so much of my life spilled … Continue reading

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#384 – “doors left ajar”

“doors left ajar”   I’ve grown tired of watching my dreams from afar of passing the doorways with doors left ajar so long is the tedium that squashes the light that raises the shadows and fattens the night and pushes … 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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#375 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku    she strikes her match, sets the trees on fire; she can’t help herself; Autumn     body cooling down anger heating up; massage clients that don’t show     two cowboys taken somewhere they can’t escape from … Continue reading

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#365 of 365 – ’round the bend

‘round the bend   change is coming ‘round the bend up the hill down toward the end   change for the girl deep down inside too frightened to live too angry to hide   the winds have picked up God’s … Continue reading

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