Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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Cracking Soft shell pecans Delicious Juicy Ripe Peaches Sitting Waiting For the fish to bite    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tried to open an email account today 1st company said “Need a cellphone” I only have a landline 2nd company said “Push button home phone ok”…

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Sliced Strips of paper Chasing Forgot about time Sack full Who is the fool?    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Older Move slower Weeds Grow Between stepping stones No perfection Sit Listen to bamboo Relaxation    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tall cactus Small pot Windy days Falls down to the ground Years together Intuition Whispers “Do not move cactus to larger container”    * Find More…

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Frenzied Flimflam Man Sitting next to conveyor belt Expeditiously Opening Can After Can Searching for worthless prize    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Open garden gate  First light Rabbit Enjoys Tasty Heist    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

Haiku #242

Expanding quicksand Tight strings anxiety bell rings Banging rusting pan    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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Alone Frigid Night Smoking pipe Place wood into fireplace. Watch “The Burn” 2 a.m. She has not returned.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Windy dusty day Garden hit by wrecking ball Cleanup Cherish more tomorrow    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Don’t be fooled Tsar Wants Cheap Dollar Swift kick in the ass on trade Gold wakes up from the grave.    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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  Flying On Private jets Financial Puppet Masters Heads of State Arrive Davos Designing elaborate blueprint that dictates how much rice and beans the 7 Billion…

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  Hucksters Hand-out Billions Everlasting Sticks of gum Converts Feeding Frenzy Cerebrum Castration Society Domination      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku #241

Termites munching Plunderers who never look back First-rate crew no slack   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Hurry Build Luxury Rocket Ships Everyday more of the population becomes split or lit. Tsar & Little Kim having fits Earth going to shit Private islands are so…

Haiku #240

Canopy layers Endless shuffle to survive Plants tussle for light   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Sweltering Night Dressed in white Holding Flambeau Madame Ushers Disciples to ceremony   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #239

  Cool nights pop colors Bromeliad ground cover Wearing sunglasses   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Cracks  Shower tile wall Chipped  Front tooth Avocados continue to fall Overcooked noodles Life needs overhaul Fiddlesticks A couple days of salt air I’m back Pitching…

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All morning Collecting Piles of leaves Go to sleep Under Palm tree Afternoon Rainstorm Leaves Scatter As they please   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK…

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Toll Collector Took Exorbitant Compensation In exchange for Indestructible Relationship   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Woodpecker On Stump Crackerjack Excavator Maybe “more efficient” Than Robots     Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Chilly Night Shack has no heat Sitting Next to gas stove Nibbling On Roquefort Oven fresh garlic bread Drinking Bottle of Shiraz     Find More…

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STOP Turn around I left my ego at the last filling station. NO Forget that I’m Free and no longer hauling debris.        …

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Winter South Florida Early morning Tropical garden Sitting On cold cement bench Observing Listening Migratory birds Feeding Singing Goosebumps On my arms Positive Energy Flowing  …

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Bounce Bounce Ball Phantasmagoria Splatters Off Mind’s wall Unplug Black light No worries Bats Do not bite Sitting Breathing Listening Cockroaches Scatter Across Terrazzo floor Serpent…

Haiku #238

Quick shower Mosquito puddle convention Frogs between meal snack         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #237

Abandoned snail shell Bird picks at last tomato Two weeks dry sky         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Jalousie windows allow cold air inside. Candles  Burn Pay no attention Thoughts Drift by do not say hi Remnants  From happy-go-lucky time        …

Haiku #236

Can’t sleep empty streets Spinning bicycle wheels Night ride dimming light       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #235

Temperature falls fast Smoke pipe soak in hot bath Listening to Hip Hop         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Hermit goes out #3

  Snap Snap Bubblegum Waiting Will bus come? Rain falls Feet hurt Standing on wet dirt Water now stuck in my ear Shake Shake My head…

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  Bahia Walking along the Praia  I met a lady With   Long black hair streaked with gray She whispered: “Make love to me  only  this…

Haiku #234

  When feeling alone I visit snakes in garden Outcasts-Friends that last         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #233

  No time for look-see Rush Rush to cemetery Two hustles soon three         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

The Cycle #2

  For a long time I blocked sadness Tired, I allowed it in Chaotic feelings distort reality Flowing emotions store thoughts away As melancholy says farewell…

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I Scribble Scribble Scribble In my tomb She summons me for sex and food. Working hard for my muse         Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #232

  Finches in a cage Feeding breeding very safe Will die if set free         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

Haiku #231

  Rats smell homemade soup Clawing biting can’t get through Stymied inside roof         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

Haiku #230

  Quick catch make-believe Fungus grows on sea grape tree Close hatch! Will truth last?         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

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  Bottle of cachaça Ceiling fan spins Dust dancing in the air Bossa Nova warms my insides Looking out window I see deception rising with tide.…

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Winter in Kyoto Cheap tiny room Kerosene space heater Squat toilet Large rice cooker Soy sauce Pickled ginger Bottles of Sapporo Draft Extra thick warm comforters…

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What is your plan? Collecting peanuts Hiding them in sand Power is finally found Hold tight Falling Down Down Down Uh-oh No safety net Except Torn…

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Once a month Diligently Hauling Buckets Black oil sunflower seeds Up Down Tall Ladder Restocking Multiple Bird feeders Stingy  Squirrels         Copyright© Edge of…

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Sit Face wall Feed Chipper Voyage to insignificant place       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #229

Lizard stretches tongue  Coconut floats in koi pond Noisy Green Parrots         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! A decade ago I dug a hole Placed the young plant into the soil Nature Provided Sunshine and rain Alcantarea…

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! Marching Consistently Gaining Territory Bromeliads Decompose Negativity         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #228

Thunder faraway Lanterns along stone pathway Bamboo starts to play         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  The PROCESS Sit Analyze Sleep Wake-Up Dissect Shuffle Pieces on board Decide In a few days more         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #227

Forget bars of gold Quick to sleep no alarm clock She never gets old         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #226

  Glowing remnants Silence reminds those alive Grand societies die         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #225

  Paranoia seeds Tap Tap sucking sap from trees Insects gorge on leaves         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #224

Chasing moldy bread Goldfish exist in small bowl Years pass now brain-dead         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Fort Lauderdale late afternoon glued on ancient bar stool watching rain falling on canal         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Drill down What is found? Eat Cold potato Empty salt shaker Can of warm beer Playing solitaire Coins in glass jar Light up last Cuban…

Haiku #223

  Foggy morning Careful not to irritate bees Unzip tangerine         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #222

  Empty matchboxes Cold soup she left on gas stove Hot showers alone           Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #221

  Tide gone left behind smell Airbrushed sky whispers goodbye Horseshoe crabs mate           Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Leblon Walking along the Praia Her dog on a leash ran round and round me. The lady said: “Gringo can go free if he buys me…

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Long-time Faraway Roots cut No longer check off the days I tried to grab onto the high bar, but missed. Now, I’m surrounded by fossilized dreams…

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  Chiang Mai Dry season Sleep Days Long Nights Drinking cold Singha  Playing pool Passport stamp expires soon         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #220

  Bicycles fall to ground Our shoes off run into sea Tonight love found         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #219

  Nothingness Sand blowing into eyes and ears Sit down take sip forget         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #218

  Last ice cube from glass Cooling mouth finishing fast Hot days will not last   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

The Cycle

  First of many Attention and dreams of others Quickly shattered One of many Clawed shameful way back Exceeded Ahead of many Hollow summit Now wandering…

Haiku #217

  All-night drive and drive Asked-Have I been to Kansas? Cannot remember Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pocket watch no longer keeping time. My magnifying glass needs cleaning. Light Flickering Having trouble reading I do not feel old, but beginning to understand,…

Haiku #216

  Wake-up cool morning Birds soon coming to visit Feeders full for guests Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #215

Crowbar and hammer Teardown outdoor laundry room Termites my helpers   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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I’m climbing a ladder hauling hefty buckets of tar sealant to the rooftop.   Then I begin scooping, spreading, patching, thinking, that nothing says shack ownership,like…

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Cutting Basil Chives Cilantro Rosemary Picking Peppers Tomatoes Cucumbers Pole Beans Pulling Radishes Scallions Carrots Beets Dirt Water Love Seeds Provides most of the food we need.…

Haiku #214

  Rain stopped garden walk Pampered plants humid air Colors pop everywhere Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  I put my thumb up and caught a ride on top of a dragonfly. Holding tight We flew around the sky. Zipping Hovering Swooping Finally…

Haiku #213

  Diving coral reef Stopping searching enjoying Concealed beauty Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pain is still here. Try to drown it with shots of whiskey and beer. I light another cigarette while looking into the mirror. Rules Absolutely…

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Single Mother Boy has no father. She purchases very little fresh fruits and vegetables. Mostly buys frozen and cans of food to save dollars. Shares small…

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Night rain Frogs Croaking Two owls snuggle trying to stay dry. I’m under awning eating bowl of steamed vegetables and rice. Soon Mosquitoes Bite Back to…

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Papayas Bananas Mangoes Oranges Lemons Limes No one is keeping time. I’m resting in hammock and writing poems that rhyme. Birds, Iguanas, and squirrels having fun…

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Torn Dirty Clothes Soaked in sweat Red Face Smiling Fifty-two Feeling like thirty-two She comes charging into the shack, after a couple hours of chopping and…

Haiku #212

Large clump bananas Hang from back porch wood beam Snacks while working garden Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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She calls herself a mutt. Mix Dutch Portuguese Amazon Indian Black Her broken English never holds her back. Came from a dictatorship turned Socialist experiment when…

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Daybreak Doves dart from ancient gigantic ficus tree. Today Unlucky one dies because no match for the falcon’s speed. Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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Dry season Begins Termites Stop Eating Shack Fire ants on Warpath   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Late night Munchies Rats Feast On Berries Nuts High In Areca Queen Palm trees   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017  

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Lone Caterpillar Crawling On Black bamboo culm Soon Will Fly Displaying Colorful Extrovert Personality   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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 2 a.m. Eyes Open Close Watching Old Black and white Movie Need Sleep Plot Will Not Release Me Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Squandered Oil Wealth Population Hungry Poor Health Nightmare Socialist Dreams Drive Many To get out Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Two Day Cheap Bus Ride Varanasi To Kathmandu Hours on the bus rooftop Lost Within The mountain scenery Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #211

Strong wind gone away Bamboo palm trees had rough day Iguanas confused   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Driving Old Truck Collecting Metal Trash Selling for a small amount of cash Many Do not look my way Maybe Afraid Thinking They could also end…

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Midnight Sitting on a Mexican blanket drinking cocoa and coffee watching the waves crash against the rocks. Thinking about how plummeting into the depths of failure,…

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  Truckload Mushroom dirt Dumped Front yard Shoveling Loading Hauling Wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow load To the backyard Replenishing Garden soil Under Hot South Florida Sun Back…

Haiku #210

Predawn Middle East Slow peaceful walk listening To call to prayer Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Evening delivery! Brown box stuffed with packets of vegetable seeds left at front door. My heart goes flicker flicker while I fall asleep and dream of…

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My Old Friend The Rusty Noisy Window shaker Air conditioner Keeps me cool all night   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017…

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Half a Century ago Different time Different upbringing The father Hiking in the woods With his young son The boy  Falling on the rocks  Scraped his…

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White blue morning sky Strong reflection Off Ocean I’m not catching any fish, but already have a nice tan. Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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There is nothing like a lot of sleep, some yummy food for the tummy, and a little nooky, to get one back into the game. Back…

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America I came with $500 in my pocket.  100% Capitalist Print me 500 business cards, 5,000 flyers and I’m in business. Go door to door selling…

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All-night I push the broom Wet mop the floors Clean the restrooms Haul  Trash Out the back door Work done Every muscle sore On my way…