Tag Archives: Despair

#425 – two haiku

2 Haiku   no words foul enough to fit the horrid smallness of the president     on the backs of so many, the freedoms we’ve built broken into lies Advertisements

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#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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#417 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     beneath who we are a crushed idea, almost dead; America     smell of life burning bones and leaves and happiness gone beneath fear’s ash  

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#415 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   rhapsody of tears such a long and heavy rain the names of the dead     when tomorrow comes love will sweep away the glass broken from hatred    

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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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#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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#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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#322 of 365 – 4 Haiku

 4 Haiku     later he’ll want to apologize to his mom for the son he was       she is quiet, still leaves settling in the sudden hush after a storm       tears squeezed from her … Continue reading

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#274 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     at five, I was king in my garment of the gods my red overalls     air, inedible the haze and gunk of loss; death’s anniversary     such a lone window watching and waiting for … Continue reading

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#257 of 365 – “ash”

“ash”   inadequacy surfaces   and I begin to degrade   necrosis sets in   blackens my spirit like plague   my thoughts fall   low and indistinguishable from trash   blown in like burnt up happiness   leaving nothing … Continue reading

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