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Socks: A Haiku

Tiny twisted strands
Woven together in threads
All for simple warmth

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A Fortune

Wood, thin and brittle,
Grayed and yellowed by time.
Walls, cracked and bowed,
Abused by water’s flow.
Weathered roof, nested eaves,
Mere remnants of once prime:
A fortune in repairs and paint
And most will never show.


Song of Dementia

I did?
I forgot.
I don’t know.
I can’t find the __.
I didn’t do __.
Oh, I did do __t.
I did do __t.
Oh, I didn’t do __.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
I don’t know nothin’.
I’m useless.
I’m stupid.


Raised on an Altar

Raised on an altar of heart and mind
Lit by candles of flickering hope
While life circles like ambitious buzzards,
And the soul marches steadily forward,
Seeking always the pilgrim’s path –
Known (or dreamt) to exist. Somewhere.
Hidden amongst uncountable others.


Once a Day of Saints

Once a day of saints and souls
Of stories, songs, and snakes.
Now, a day of beers and brawls
Whether green by birth or fakes.


Cruelty Through Indifference

Cruelty through indifference:
All too often justified by
Laws or lies – finger-pointing,
Labeling, and blame pushed
On those in need, those injured.
Utilizing such excuses
Simply to live with excessively
Noxious actions or rules.
Escaping guilt or responsibility through
Self-righteousness (or
So they think).


Growth Slows

A monument of time
Built grain by grain
And rain by rain:
Pressed together externally,
So slowly, too, their bonds grow.
Pushed in too fast or plenty,
The bonds fracture,
And the growth slows.


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