Tag Archives: Fear

#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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#414 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku about June 12, 2016     heart squeezed by anger the easy spread of hatred now I want a gun     for the bereaved; I am not enlightened—I want to kill the killers     insides torn; … Continue reading

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#398 – 3 Haiku

passing a homeless black man   so big, so black, so hairy, so scary–till he smiled and said hello   my stereotypes windows clouded with dirt I can’t seem to wash off  

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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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#344 of 365 – “black dust”

“black dust”   bloodied concrete and broken steel unexpected goodbyes from a now hallowed field black dust in the air, grief in our lungs fear and rage that such evil had come so many hands reaching in for another deep-dug … Continue reading

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#336 of 365 – “conundrum”

“conundrum”   I am tossed about in a conundrum between my day and the day’s news that has poured over me like a blindness heavy and suffused my equilibrium is tainted off-colored by the times musty unusable and tattered by … Continue reading

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#335 of 365 – 1 Haiku

1 Haiku   sharp and final blade kneeling on the precipice of an end to pain    

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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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#320 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   so much refuse spills gets on everyone until we’re stuck in garbage     smoke and broken glass so much, no one sees where to step without bleeding  

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