Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

DLXXVI | Global Warming

Blistering days Ice melts Changing Environment Continues to be felt Destroy Planet In name of profit & loss Unknowledgeable Conned By Big boss Only Cyclical History…

DLXXVII

drip drip drip slow motion days sweeping weeding pruning sun rises sun falls watching the moon soon time for bed * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

DLXXVIII

one burner hot plate can of beans 2 for 1 white bread 6 pack beer today’s paper rent is cheap only a place to sleep alone…

Haiku #255

Soft breeze falling leaves Spider constructs new web Dove lands on Buddha head  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXIX

Middle of October Hot Southeast Florida day Fresh squeezed orange juice Bananas from tree Swinging in hammock Butterflies drift around me * Who is The Hermit…

DLXXXI

Make the land work for me Building West side fence From Bamboo Coconut tree fronds Travelers Palm dried bracts * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DLXXXII

Squirrel Fell hard One meter from my feet I looked at him He at me Embarrassed Squirrel Scurried back up palm tree  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DLXXXIII

Dusty antique chair Stained glass window Light cigar Memories too far * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DLXXXV

The way we roll Two old crows Wearing Tilley hats Pushing Two wire carts One & half blocks To our local Walmart * Who is The…

DLXXXVI

Every night Sitting Under Hot shower Slow pour Bottle of wine She washes away Demons Floating Inside her mind * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DLXXXVIII

Seeds Plants In the ground Mulch & love Spread all around First planting of season done Soon Homegrown Vegetables In Salads Wok Slow Cooker Oven *…

Haiku #254

Cool breeze rain starts to fall Slumbering iguanas Do not seem to care  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXXIX

Sunset Birds settle comfortably in nests  Squirrels nibble on last bits of corn Morning More caterpillars born * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DXC

Another Slow business day Shopkeeper Engulfed  By  Magazines and newspapers Eats a microwave meal On a chipped plate Internet controls fate Scraps Scraped off  For  Pooch…

DXCI

Sitting on rickety wood chair Cigarette hanging from his mouth Pool shark Observes Opponent Sink 8-ball  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DXCII

Followed By marching ducks Child Leaves Behind Homemade cookie crumbs  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DXCII

Church Choir sings Soon New Supreme Court Justice Takes his seat * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DXCIII

room cluttered with knickknacks small cracked mirror old wedding photos on the wall the widow sits alone watching black & white movies * Who is The…

DXCIV

Looking At her art In the gallery She Remembered The young girl On the way to school Learning from street graffiti  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DXCV

The Mannequin Always Sits Back of the room Hair is shoe polish black Facial skin pulled back 2nd hand threads Pressed Dated From way back *…

DXCVII

Party over Nothing left Except Few Crumbs On Paper plates It is now late Everyone Moved to another place * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DXCVIII

Tattered gloves Two young boxers In the street Momentous dreams * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DXCIX

The Gigolo multiple times a day admired himself in the mirror, until he no longer adored what he observed. * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DC

Shack Entrance Cat Sits Waiting For Rats * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCI

Flat tire Truck driver Talking on mobile phone Rapidly Moving jawbone Pacing in circles On side of freeway * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCII

1st light Fisherman Puffing cigar Eyes bloodshot All night at the bar Prepares Boat For Another Day At Sea * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCIII

Two visiting parrots Interrupt  Early morning silence * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCIV

Extreme hot weather over soon Will be planting Vegetable garden Fresh soups and salads   Note: South Florida, USA vegetable growing season is approximately October 10th-May…

DCV

Lounging on park bench Long grey hair Scraggly beard Homeless man Embraced his transistor radio Like most prized possession * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCVI

License states safe driver. She always keeps holy book on dashboard. * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCVII

Worn out Construction worker Sitting on busy sidewalk Feet stretched out Boots untied Enjoying Brown bag lunch While Cars and people Hurry by * Who is…

DCVIII

Two men Rocking back & forth Chewing and spitting tobacco In no hurry Quarreling over politics In America * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCIX

First day October Smidgen cooler Windy day Hurricanes So far Not coming this way * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCX

Greasy spoon restaurant Finished breakfast Old lady Pulls out mirror Smears on lipstick   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXI

The Missis Fried eggs and ham Biscuits in the oven The Farmer Sitting on front house step Complained to me About this season’s crop * Who…

DCXII

Frail Old Woman Gently Tossed Coins Into Fountain  Of  Youth  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCXIV

Lighting candles Lava Lamp Black Light Plugged into electrical outlet Room Silent Except Sound of turntable Playing worn vinyl record Titled Japanese Masterpieces For The Koto *…

DCXV

1 hour later Riding Steering Ass and back hurts Still Trying To become friends with camel * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCXVI

Giggling While small fish Nibble on my feet In Atlantic Ocean * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXVII

Fisherman In small wood boat On calm lake Casts his line While Drifting Aimlessly * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCXVIII

Sitting in recliner Hand holding up my head Just read a couple more pages Before I go to bed * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCXIX

Shoveling In the pit Dirty Sweaty Work day labor Does not pay well No benefits All I can get * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCXX

Single mother Holding her baby Walks into church Lights a candle Prays Makes a wish * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCXXI

Wall built to separate us Block by block We chipped away Nothing Stands In Our Way * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCXXII

Independent Coconut tree Grows In its own direction * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXXIII

Monday morning Missing his front teeth He stood on busy street corner Laughing at everyone going to work * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCXXIV

No more swagger Covered in soot Long ago Dreams Crushed Under Elephant’s foot * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXXIV

Ignore Negativity Stake claim Spread wings Like crane * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXXIV

Snake charmer Wanting More Rupees While  I Closely Photograph Increasingly Aggressive Indian Copra * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXXV

The Dandy Walks off the bus Gracefully Opens his umbrella Strolls Like he stepped off a private jet * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCXXVI

Large cup of Kava Stumbled outside Found wood bench Took a nap * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXVII

Egypt Call to prayer Camel and man On the desert sand He kneels down to pray   * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCXXVIII

Pelican feeds Small fish breed Baby sea turtles Take off into sea * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXIX

Harvest Time Migrant workers Go row to row Loading Buckets Full Of Tomatoes * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXXX

Not long ago Families Gathered Together Around TV Now Everyone Solo Moving Thumbs On Smartphones     * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXXXI

Three tall trees In the snow I’m not alone * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCXXXII

Floating rubbish In the sea Why do we pollute earth consistently? * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXXXIII

Moss hangs low from ficus tree Slow grow No place to go * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXXXIV

Outdoor Fish peddler Must Sell out Each day Or Perishables Rot on the tray * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

Haiku #253

Sound of garden gong Birds sing drink eat seeds fly by Silent butterflies * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXXXV

  Waist deep Barefoot Feeling Soft  Sand Bottom of feet Between my toes Counting 100 steps Turn around Back and forth Walking meditation In Atlantic Ocean…

DCXXXVI

Empty beach Tourists gone home Sitting on chair Eating green seedless grapes Watching tons of Sagassum Wash onto shore   * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

Haiku #252

  Drops summer rain Heliconia & gingers No longer thirsty   * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXXXVII

Invests Millions Into Super PAC Political puppeteer Extraordinaire Controlling game Feeds the veins More satisfying Then University building With his name  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCXXXVIII

I’m slowing Not yet folding Termites Keep going Who will be first? I pass Or Shack Collapse * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCXXXIX

Practicing Mindfulness Observing Ants Dance On Terrazzo Floor * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCXL

Slices of time Journey unfolds How much can we control?   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCXLI

He has lived a very long time Learned early to block out negative vibes Consistent Slow paddle Walks away from most battles * Who is The…

DCXLII

Same old Same old Gather at the watering hole Suck it up Never Enough greed Keeps them high Like speed………………………………………………………………………………………. Days Weeks Months Years Until coin…

DCXLIII

    Souk Shopkeeper Offers Tea Staff Rolls out the carpets Only For  Me Gentle Haggling Soon Tradition  Will disappear permanently     * Who is The Hermit…

DCXLIV

    Coppersmith  Pounds  Metal All day long Creating Souvenirs Sold to tourists Keeping Traditional Craftsmanship Alive Allowing Workers to survive * Who is The Hermit…

DCXLV

Tangier International City Cavernous hotel bar  Full of unusual characters Barely remember Was it her smile and perfume? Or Exotic African & Middle Eastern music? *…

DCXLVI

Rode Ferris wheel Round and Round Never looked down Plenty of honey 1/4 ashes Midlife Looking back Great ¾ Forget Disasters * Who is The Hermit…

DCXLVII

California Works Copacabana Beach He provides Gringos Beach chairs Food Chopps Caipirinhas Introduction to a female friend is FREE Great time Hot sol South of Equator…

DCXLVIII

Argentina Run up debt Beg IMF Peso takes a nosedive Could this be bottom? Will investors now jump on for rocky ride?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCXLIX

Working the land Hands in dirt Clipping Raking Digging Cutting Planting Harvesting Spending as much time in garden as I can * Who is The Hermit…

DCL

Bending down Pulling weeds Picking up Gigantic Sea grape tree leaves Natural Garden Exercise Relaxes Me * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCLI

Not much today Sitting under coconut tree Resting in shade Drinking pink lemonade Watching Atlantic Ocean waves * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCLII

First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

DCLIII

Everyday Wears White Tilley hat Multicolored braid Walks with a cane Slowly crosses A1A Sits in chair On beach sand Next to lifeguard stand Writing short…

DCLIV

Big Boys Control Pipeline Minnows Wait in line Begging For Scraps * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLV

Stack up like CBS blocks Recognition Across Boards Falling on slippery floors Leading to locked doors Build fortress Everything else could become worthless * Who is…

DCLVI

I write to keep my mind occupied. If not, I would need to go outside. Jump On Escalator Pretending  I’m rising Keeping pace With the tribe…

DCLVII

Twist Turn Jab here Jig there Testing How far I can throw the line Get up cleaning off dirt Hey Dude “You have holes in your…

DCLVIII

Church bells ring Nearby Cemetery Gravestones Stand still Down below Decomposed In permanent homes The occupants No longer sing * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCLIX

The Temptress Lured Me Into her domain We made a deal I lost Now I’m secured with rusty chains Kneeling Eternally Hers * Who is The…

DCLX

Scraped barrel clean No more suffering Everything OK you say Glad to see you’re on sunny side of day I’m still covered with acid rain * Who…

DCLXI

Climbed the mountain When reached the top Did not like what I saw * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLXIII

Gravel path Lizard Gingerly Maneuvered Around Snake Catching Summer Rays * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIII

Midday Digging holes Feel worn out Stop Chew on three chunks 100% cacao Rejuvenates Me Back Digging Planting Two Royal Palm trees * Who is The…

DCLXV

Frail woman Worn dirty clothes Chewing nails Resting on cement bench Looking Far away Maybe for a better place * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCLXVI

Guatemala Walking on dirt road Boy Carries basket full of wood Followed closely by his dog * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCLXVII

I’m Under attack Summer rain Termite wings On Between Typewriter keys  * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXVIII

Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCLXIX

Solitary Pine Tree Stands tall  Edge of cliff  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCLXX

I made a visit to a traditional Chinese herbal doctor for my constipation. The old physician said: “Take snake gourd and you should be 10 pounds…

DCLXXI

Seagulls Gather around While First Mate Fillets Today’s Catch Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXII

Seeking Immortality I allowed poisonous serpent inside Moving Growing Rising Like The tide Too late Cannot change my mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLXXIII

  Flashes of the blues This is all new What’s up? Holding metal cup Begging for help I can use * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

DCLXXIV

Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXV

Polished black shoes Pressed clean white shirt Red power tie The middle-aged man Proudly stands at bus stop * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCLXXVI

Holding last three balloons One by one He releases them to fly away Bows to the crowd Walks out into the night Lights up his corn…

DCLXXVII

Little Havana Miami Waitress Distributes Cups of Cuban coffee With assembly line precision  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCLXXVIII

Walking Stopping The exhausted warrior Turned around Gazed At his foot prints Then tossed his weapon Into the snow * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

DCLXXIX

Las Vegas Cards, cash, chips Neon, glitz Around the clock delight Stay up all night Food and booze galore Never a bore Street touts hand out…

DCLXXX

Dressed in black The men Stood in line Collecting Rain checks Exchanged Later For peace of mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXXI

Hanging Cracked African Mask Looks Back At Me With Sarcastic Laugh * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXXII

Punch the clock All-night Unload On the dock Eat cans of beans and spam Drink beer in the can Trailer has a roof leak Clogged kitchen…

Haiku #251

Cloudy sky need rain Lone cactus ready to drink Suffered long enough  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #250

Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXXXIII

  Summer Heat Rain Cutting Bamboo Endless Supply Building material From Tropical garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXXIV

  Susan Everyday Cleans the cages Feeds Her Many Lovebirds Who Fill the void Of Not able To find a good man    * Find More…

DCLXXXV

  Soaked in sweat Scorching September Sun Burns Impurities Out Of My Body    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXXVI

  7PM- midnight Every night Reclusive Hollywood actress Crochets Helping Her Forget Past   *   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCLXXXVII

  Morning Feeling Blue Strolled Outside Took a long view At Laughing Buddha Now alright  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCLXXXVIII

    Cusco Peru Old Hand Tomato Seller Stuffs Bills In her bra    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Dream Stories

  Fine Art Photographer Mary Anne Mitchell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this fine art photography.  From her series Meet me in My Dreams…

DCLXXXIX

Years go by Watching Old Man Palm’s Beard Grow Topical garden Teaches Patience Let life flow * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCXC

Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

DCXCI

Climbing Top of fig leaf Lizard Looks around Resembling King Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCXCII

She Gossips Complains Like Old Woman Washing Clothes In the river  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…