Tag Archives: Changes

#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#378 – 2 Haiku

 2 Haiku     chasm waters rush through I slip, sink into deep tears never learned to swim     burning in my throat prayers jumbled up beneath tears swallowed down whole    

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#373 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   my soul grumbles – so hungry for the meaty fruit sustenance of art      he begged for a kiss my best friend since four years old a tomboy’s crushed heart      

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#365 of 365 – ’round the bend

‘round the bend   change is coming ‘round the bend up the hill down toward the end   change for the girl deep down inside too frightened to live too angry to hide   the winds have picked up God’s … Continue reading

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#357 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     mouth drops, dumbfounded four buses, one direction none going my way     birds, frogs and crickets movie quotes and pop music phones used to just ring     our girl, thirteen; time sucks! my wife said―put … 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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#345 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   deep in the foxhole behind enemy lines; stuck home with teenagers     cuteness of babies a parent’s debt that comes due with the teenage years    

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#340 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   singing with the kids sounds deep like my son; my voice after menopause     mirror behind me over my shoulder, I see naked gravity     I slipped, fell down the slippery slope―started my sentence, “in … Continue reading

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#333 of 365 – “borders”

 “borders”   I never cared much for borders till evil plotted its course and the only thing between it and me were the borders we enforce   I never cared much for countries even my own until my homeland was … Continue reading

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