Category Archives: Mortality

#415 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   rhapsody of tears such a long and heavy rain the names of the dead     when tomorrow comes love will sweep away the glass broken from hatred    

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#379 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     long cold wait; no bus I pace, talk to myself like a crazy person     granny’s soft, warm face so glad I can’t remember her funeral face     chronic ill health of an old … Continue reading

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#335 of 365 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   sharp and final blade kneeling on the precipice of an end to pain    

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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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#314 of 365 – “two hundred miles”

 “two hundred miles”   so many mountains breathing and alive   eerie beauty haunting our drive   roads pulling through trees like thread   two hundred miles to say goodbye to the dead    

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#305 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     through old winter trees last breath of sunset whispers a new day coming      small town highway leads somewhere else, somewhere unknown what an adventure     big handfuls of rain sky seems so much … Continue reading

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#303 of 365 – “mortality’s knot”

“mortality’s knot”     climbing the air like bricks and stones   looking for prayers to wrap ‘round my bones   as threads of time tangle my thought   and twist space into mortality’s knot    

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#251 of 365 – “fog of silence”

“fog of silence”   I worry about forgetting as if it’s leading me away down a path where I’ll be disappeared like whispers in the fray   so many people there already walking circles round the stone of memory that … Continue reading

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#235 of 365 – “a tiny piece of water”

“a tiny piece of water”   am I mortal my skin merely a fading coat of arms   my life a string inside of torn up fabric no one darns   do my thoughts roll under gravity and get crushed … Continue reading

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