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Category Archives: Haiku

Poem: Voiceless

I
wanted to say
I
wanted to speak
I
thought of the ways

to make you hear
“me too!”

you
just turned askew
you
just carried on
you
just never saw

I
have no voice
I
have no means
I
remain unheard

there’s nothing here to see

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Poem: Tin Can

hollow
where once it was full
rusting
where once it all gleamed
kicked
once; twice; down the road
until
it was crushed in passing
useless
so very much like me.

Poem: Crinkled

straight edge bent backward
slipping fast forward
sirens slow screaming
slicing through silence
compelling our fear
to double us down
fetal position
fatal decision
final solution
forgive me my Mama
grant absolution

give me rope
give me pain
give me release
oh won’t you please
at your pleasure
allow me to be
purely white
purely naive
if that is your
privilege
then give it to me

why do they come
bearing black guns?
why do they take
the little I am
and lock it away?

give me hope
give me quiet
give me cocaine
give me my lines
so I’ll know what to say

why are these words
written on paper?
see how the flutter
when the wind blows away…

folded over
folded under
my thoughts are fleeing
and Descartes is no more.

Poem: Interlude

hard
it rained
liquid sheets
pooling our clothes
at our feet
falling
soft

Poem: Change

i am less than a whole
yet still more than a half
jingling jingling
in a denim pocket

you never looked twice
while searching for still more
jangling jangling
a match for your socket

don’t tell me you’re sorry
when there’s still more to sell
tinkling tinkling
an old broken sprocket

you always walk away
while i remain still more
chinkling chinkling
chained to the docket.