Category Archives: love

#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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#409 – 5 Haiku about my brother

5 Haiku about my brother   so much time folded into a tiny corner alcoholism     he is angry that love has brought his family and friends together     he cannot see or feel his way through a darkness his … Continue reading

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#355 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so enchanting is the return from loneliness the curve of her back     somewhere in the vast timbre of infinity the voice of Ray Charles     chills even today electric pride; the splendor of Whitney’s … Continue reading

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#334 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     hands, old with grieving gently touch the memories wall of fallen souls       eyes wading in grief warm, naked with loneliness and longing for joy       soft change in her breaths dreams … Continue reading

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#313 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   no uncles are left only aunts and cousins now our tree thinning out     her husband lowered casket closed, she suddenly seemed painfully small    

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#306 of 365 – “warm bread”

“warm bread”   joy seeps when I’m not looking through the cracks of my despair   sweet like an unexpected smile from across the room permeating the moment like the smell of warm bread melting like a chocolate drop of … Continue reading

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#278 of 365 – “where the milk of freedom spills”

“where the milk of freedom spills”     I feel sluggish and uncooperative don’t want to do my chores I want to linger under sunsets and meander on the shores I don’t want to be a parent or a daughter … Continue reading

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#272 of 365 – “rain petals”

“rain petals” (being in love)   life blurs around the edges softens into pastels   clouds open, rain petals luxuriate the earth   heart stops beating blood, enchantment pulses instead   there is no past that matters no future you … Continue reading

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#266 of 365 – “dragons”

“dragons”   my girl is twelve and wrestling with the end of childhood pushing through the morphing vines and thorns in puberty’s wood trying to reconcile new realities with what she previously understood   it isn’t easy watching dragons tear … Continue reading

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#263 of 365 – “tiptoes”

 “tip-toes”   we saved the world from inside pillow forts played championships on mini basketball courts   he woke me before dawn to watch birds in the yard   and gave me his most precious Pokémon card   he was … Continue reading

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