Archive # 29


 If you choose to use
a magnifying glass, know
that you will find flaws.
A winter sunrise,
the wind wakes my face, the air
makes steam from my breath.
Tanka haiku: 
Two well-worn pathways,
begin from where we’re standing.
Both lead to sunsets.
    Choose to walk the dusty trail,
    for paved paths hold no challenge.
Repressed laughter still
echoes through the chapel of
the funeral home.
There’s nothing greater
anyone can give us, than
our own awareness.
 That their love endured
such long separations, showed
hearts of tempered steel.
 At her mom’s bedside,
with no blessings to bestow,
she could only cry.
 Through a painter’s eyes,
and a poet’s soul, you’ll find
beauty in the world.
Double haiku:  Oreos and milk
are the double martinis
of the pre-school crowd.
 Plate-fuls of cookies,
like magician’s assistants;
blink your eye, they’re gone.
 Do you ever stop
and think about how diff’rent
your life might have been?
I saw a robin
this morning, perched on a branch …
wearing a sweater.
Waiting patiently
for the next train to New York,
I make up stories.
Singing counterpoint
lets harmonious couples
blend their diff’rent tunes.
On my stroll last night,
I met a man that I knew
in my distant past.
Friends never bother
with your harshest critics for
they know your true heart.
Will you dance with me?
We can waltz through all life’s storms,
if you take my hand.
The candidate spoke
for more than twenty minutes,
but convinced no-one.
He was so sleepy,
he spread the raspberry jam
on both toast and hand.
Double haiku:  Her heart wept when she
found some old love letters and
forgot who wrote them.
Love letters revealed
the seeds of her broken heart
and now, the harvest.
Shadows thrown upon
a brick wall by passing cars,
flee into doorways.
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