Senryu #14 (Edit)before charred clarinetsconductor cuescacophony
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Senryu #13dormant embersrekindlea rooster crows
Magnetic BeastsHe found his way inside,gnawed on my mind and crawled my buttons.A worm, tunneling through my brain,leaving tiny tracks everywherefor faster travel to millions of wires.He drank my spinal fluid,slurped it in with a greedy grinuntil one day he'd finally had his fill:left my back bone bentlike a Dandelion in July.He spilled his gallthrough his mouth into mine;impregnated me with stalagmite tripletsthat slowly pierced me from insideand left deep circular holes.The three circles grew into scars,blended with the marks I grewfrom past failures at recognizingthe beasts hidingbehind drawn magnetic curtains.
Haiku #5pink headpeeks outhalf-eaten apple
KinesicsI notice how you struggle to fire up any oneof your many worn out lighters,flicking them rapidly when you're angryand only this release can tame you.I've learned what they mean:the small tics around your dimpleswhich appear as you smile,while you tell me one of your cellophane lies.I see the tremble on your dry lips,twitches in the corners of your avoiding eyes,when you halfheartedly bury your sadnessunder cliches, or strained smooth-talking.I watch you twirl across the floor,the motion lifting your skirtjust above your hipsand you float serenely towards me,soothing my mind with your emerald eyes:radiating affirmation of our silent unity.
Senryu #12canine howlsat camp night's endred trails exposed
VioletWhitest Violet -noble and devout.Her virtuewilted;a midsummer's drought.
Cross Stitch CloudsLike a counted cross stitch masterpiece,threads of purple clouds unravelacross a flaming sunrise.
Maple PhoenixesPhoenix spreads brittle wingslike dry skin across maple trees--a mosaic of red leaves.
Chaoui bandito triodevil nipping at their heelsringed tails sweep their tracks
*Winter Robin*Early morning breezeRobin, sharp eyed, curiousPerched on distant tree.Bid summer goodbyeAutumn leaves swirl, gentle fallMoment of sadnessPolar cold invadesWinter countryside, hiatusRobin's song uplifts.Delice194115.10.14
little green lizardsswift little lizardsdisplay on bushes and wallsthey're looking at melayers of little lizardsas far as the eye can see
RIP Young SenseiCrimson leaves,falling.
SnowflakesThe bite from the airCause the glittering snowflakesTo land in your hair.
ElixirElixir, by David NicholasThe gift of waterA clear, scentless refreshmentOf peerless repute.Let me count the waysOf how this magic liquidIs vital for life…Revives your vigorRelieves crippling fatigueTo focus on task.Suppresses hungerBoosts metabolic levelsBoom, easy weight lossFlushes your toxinsImproves your skin complexionKeeps you regularImmune system’s friendA migraine’s worst enemyAnd kills cramps & sprainsLifts your mood to heightsHigher than Everest’s peakAnd it’s cheap to boot!And yet we’re guiltyOf shunning this elixirFor delish death drinks…
Haiku for a friendHigh from the tree topsLeaves fall gently to the groundThey bury kittens
Haiku #3golden feathersnesting eggsfox on the prowl