Tag Archives: Addiction

#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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#386 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   feet drag heavy; I grab a sharp prayer, scrape off the weight of regret

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#380 – “at an end”

“at an end”   he sounds at an end as if his life got packed too tightly, numbed into a corner so small there is no room for belief, and his hopes buried so deeply under a motionless heavy air … Continue reading

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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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#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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#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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#360 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     looks so good to drink till I remember where I ended up last time     imagination problem solved; my laptop smashed in a million bits     life aggravated thrown out of balance; letters from … Continue reading

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#352 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     so many years my secrets tunneling out of my drunken silence     so hungry, my dreams thirsting for my days, eating away at my nights     driving by, I speed from danger; look away … Continue reading

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#346 of 365 – strange hodgepodge of 5 Haiku

strange hodgepodge of 5 haiku   swim camp for one day didn’t swim or go back; they thought I was a boy     walking home Christmas me and my best friends; our new bikes freshly stolen     walking … Continue reading

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