Tag Archives: Family

#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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#421 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so damaged the space where God’s light can’t lift away his rundown darkness     air, still and sour with so many spilled regrets my brother won’t clean up     who can judge what looks wasted from … 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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#413 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   loneliness beyond love’s reach; last of the women who helped raise her—gone     eyes swimming in grief she treads in desperation to keep from drowning  

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#409 – 5 Haiku about my brother

5 Haiku about my brother   so much time folded into a tiny corner alcoholism     he is angry that love has brought his family and friends together     he cannot see or feel his way through a darkness his … Continue reading

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#382 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   in limbo; my hours waste into anger; waiting for the cable man      tangled up thinking dead ends and darkness on my old neural pathways      weight against my palms holding so many questions my … Continue reading

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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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#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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#339 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     her breath slipped into her last hour that slipped into her eternity      was she alone or being greeted by those she was waiting to see      this was the day that her tomorrows became … Continue reading

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