Category: Poetry

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Avian Antics

A red-breasted robin leaps onto a high, thin branch on the apple tree. Branch and bird swing up and down three times. Then it flies. A nearby maple tree’s high branch swings up and...

happiness poem 0

Release

Poem   Happiness in a vessel Containing what makes you come alive A delicate light you protect But never letting it thrive Always keeping it in doubt Confused and deprived Bumping your head in...

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Gastronomic Insomnia

Full, from dinner. Spicy beef and rice with black beans repeat. The last traces of tequila complete their work. I keep drinking water. No matter how bloated I feel. Or how sleepy. windchime rises,...

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Who Cares

Poem   As often as I reach The stretching fades As much as I see Only what I can. It disappears, I open my inner eye To see the bellowing of light As loud...

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Belong To

Poem No, I’m not yours, I belong to the Sky, my home is the sea, the wind is my brother, and I talk to the stars, they know how I am, never force me...

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Sick

I thought I’d get sick of people Assumed I would eventually just drown in A pool of my own pretention and irritability. But it never came around. It surfaces at times, a jet-black jewel...

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When Mowing, Mow

Haibun The tractor mower drives toward the pygmy Chinese Maple. The engine’s drone, heard through ear protectors. The stiff steering wheel, gripped in gloved hands. The long grasses stretch to the sun. solstice beside...

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I Need A Moment

Poem   I need a moment To feel what’s happening to me Life is happening to me I need a moment To feel the hills underneath me To feel where I am Here I...