Category Archives: People

#419 – “but for the Grace”

“but for the Grace”   they annoy me the poor with their homeless street-sleeping their wide open fingers and dirty teeth speaking asking for money with their cardboard signs waiting for food in their long desperate lines I prefer not … Continue reading

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#369 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     the future feeding on today’s fiery goodbyes trees crying their leaves       hunger in the swamps of regret; so many ways for your days to drown       bitter moods press in fold … Continue reading

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#364 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   hard to concentrate on today when tomorrow is the finish line     lifelines from a friend back when I was drowning; old shoe-box of letters     ad-libs written out to make me seem natural first … Continue reading

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#361 of 365 – “scraps”

“scraps”   ladders to Heaven from dreams on the ground broken souls praying for paths to be found children who sleep with full bellies in sheets newly-made orphans who sleep in the streets guns on the prowl to kill or convert … Continue reading

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#353 of 365 – “mistrial”

“mistrial”   across from the alley where it still appears clean where the trash is hidden and the rodents unseen I sit in the momentary bliss of denial as if danger were averted by a public mistrial the news has faded … Continue reading

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#349 of 365 – “tether”

 “tether”   there’s so much light that’s travelled years inside the gravity of time   whispering through the shadows of the past it leaves behind   there are no folded up spaces where today can last forever   no soundless … Continue reading

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#344 of 365 – “black dust”

“black dust”   bloodied concrete and broken steel unexpected goodbyes from a now hallowed field black dust in the air, grief in our lungs fear and rage that such evil had come so many hands reaching in for another deep-dug … Continue reading

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#343 of 365 – “yesterday’s torture”

“yesterday’s torture”   silence like a cancer has shut down our fury we’ve abandoned our trial disbanded our jury we sit in the sight of molested souls who inhabit their lives but have no controls women and children living horrible … Continue reading

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#329 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     my nose crinkles up musty old man sweat; sometimes riding the bus stinks     she keeps up her home belongings arranged neatly in the bus depot     cigarette hangs; she sits on the ground … Continue reading

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#295 of 365 – “sunsets and coffee”

“sunsets and coffee”   waves of music bring relief   carry darkness away   fill my hungry silences with sunsets and coffee   they bring me back ‘round   to where the warm people live   where children run singing … Continue reading

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