Category Archives: Pain

#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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#418 – “broken luggage”

“broken luggage”   he drags along the road his trip, too long for him to bear pulls his life like broken luggage too old and useless to repair what’s inside he doesn’t know and doesn’t seem to care  

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#362 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   steel clouds, so heavy with the weight of yesterday’s dreams―yet to come true     clouds, pregnant and low dark sky choking back the rain tears behind my eyes     God smothered under the misery of … 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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#332 of 365 – “talismans”

“talismans”   vague images hard memories surface like tears wait for me like thieves come to swallow up my years but I have secrets weapons and armor I can wear beaded with talismans layered with prayer so that the past … Continue reading

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#331 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     in the waiting room people, all sorts, come and go everyone limping     I walk―slowly swing an unbending leg; elder lady passes me     one knee, all braced up the other, so jealous for … Continue reading

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#292 of 365 – “shrapnel”

 “shrapnel”   her tears, a dark rain of shattered bone and splintered breath, where love immutable, weighs heavy like stone, breaking down her shelter as if some storm has begun, as she stands vulnerable to the flying shrapnel of parenting … Continue reading

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#260 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku      vagrant whispering muddy voices in my mind wish I could hear God     thoughts made of acid burn away my self-esteem leave bones of self-doubt     I have to pray deep through my own … Continue reading

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#196 of 365 – “lead weight”

 “lead weight”   brooding clouds torment the dusk till he cries   and runs off to nighttime where he cowers and hides   like me, he is angry at the strength of his fears   and ashamed at the heavy … Continue reading

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#80 of 365 – “mercy fractured”

“mercy fractured”   blue slate skies and concrete floors   bitter eyes and hospital doors   pain, like daggers need, like bone   mercy fractured tears, like stone   I called at midnight but the nurse wouldn’t come   a … Continue reading

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