Category Archives: Mortality

#446 – old shoes

“old shoes”   it saddens me that my grieving has allowed the laughter in as if suddenly you’re not missed like a pair of thrown out old shoes or a balled up scrap of faded print from yesterday’s news   … Continue reading

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#442 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   and still, it rains on like grey has enveloped all that you left behind   I am angry that you stopped taking your meds and then faded away   I am angry that some strange woman’s voice … Continue reading

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#430 – the river

the river   the river is cold and brutal today   rough as it carries my comfort away   the air abrasive and course like sandpaper   my fix, equilibrium gone like thin vapor   I feel lost like a … Continue reading

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#429 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   strange hole in the day a piece of the world just gone since you flew away   I am ashamed that I was eager to leave the last time I saw you   I’m not ready to … Continue reading

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#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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