Category Archives: Writing

#420 – 3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday

3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday     leaves are turning red so eager to drop and fly from this aging tree     dreams so close they burn turn both doubt and delay to ash I blow … Continue reading

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#401 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     I sift through language dusty from drought; dig for words that will bring the rain     words run like frightened animals hiding from the hunters in my head     so cumbersome this darkness makes … Continue reading

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#385 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so restless to live days slip through my eagerness for tomorrow’s gifts   smiley face bracelet for the times I can’t muster one up on my face    reading back over so much of my life spilled … Continue reading

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#376 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     faulty wiring; my lights flicker and die; I pray for new connections     she seemed angry or hurried, sarcastic perhaps perils of texting     understanding tones the modern necessity of emoticons     I … 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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#287 of 365 – “green fields”

“green fields”   I want to play, roll around in my words like they’re dirt drink them taste them as if they’re dessert I want to splash like they’re puddles dive in like they’re lakes smear them like mud all … Continue reading

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#275 of 365 – “acumen”

“acumen”   we’ll walk the evening and talk the mile I’ll scrape the back alleys for words to compile I’ll question my motives work to feel what is real careful to avoid fancy yarns for appeal I am desperate for flowers … Continue reading

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#271 of 365 – “digging”

“digging”   I rub my head, scratch as if digging for words, but they’ve all flown away from me like mischievous birds. I’ve spread out my day, planted moments like seeds, but they got eaten, as if they were all just … Continue reading

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#255 of 365 – “laurels”

“laurels”   I worry this decision was foolhardy and ill-advised that today all of the words have been covered, disguised masquerading as laurels on which I can recline, throw my feet up and smoke away the limitless time then suddenly … Continue reading

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#249 of 365 – “from a far field”

“from a far field”   words are running hiding watching defensively from a far field and though I plead even threaten with my pen and empty page they stay covered by my desperation completely unwilling to yield    

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