Posts tagged ‘creative writing’

DXLV

her soul desires more masquerading as a whore grinding on selective flesh  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

DXLVII

No tan lines Shell necklace Bazaar purchased dresses Collects feathers Wanders No commitments Only Men and Women With Savoir-faire Are Her Conquests  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DLIII

Surrounded by crosses and rosaries Elderly lady Spends remaining days Reading worn bible  * Find More Poetry HERE *   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service Directory  *  Book…

DLIV

Childhood cut short Frail in chair She Quietly Moves Rocking toy horse Back-and- forth Back-and- forth  *   Find More Poetry HERE   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service…

DLVII

Moss clings to Buddha statue Cowbell rings Finches congregate to eat Days pass Seasons do not last Small changes Peaceful exchanges Garden Provides Refuge From World’s…

DLXII

Long drive Cannot……. Get it…… Out of my mind Feast on silence Feel heat on pores Wait no more Need to visit a friend Someone I…

DLXV

Colors gone All I see is grey Nothing clear I’m Engulfed In smoky haze  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLXVI

Long fall Down into well Clawing Stuck in hell Waiting Hoping This will pass Calm returns To Disappear Again  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DLXVIII

Droplets of time Pleasant Unpleasant Just droplets  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #256

Dirty hands and knees Treasures inside of a box Assortment of seeds * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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…

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

DXCVI

The WHAT-IFS Send Mind Adrift Up Down Back and forth Lock all the doors Frantically Crawling On the floor Dirty sheets Time to change the bed…

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?  *…

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  …

DCXXX

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

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? *…

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…

DCLXII

Unable To Stop Shaking He Takes his pills Laboring To make it through each day *   Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIV

Stuck Under Monstrous Rock Clock Goes Tic–Toc Tic–Toc         I                  Cannot        …

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…

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

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…

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…

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?  *…

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…

DCCII

  Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Lying in hammock Cigarette hanging from mouth Soles of feet badly cracked The fisherman Mumbled To his dog Stop Licking Bottle of…

DCCIV

All day in the hot fields Long ride From back of truck The man Tossed Bunches of bananas To his partner Standing on the ground While…

DCCV

Cambodia Angkor Barefoot Young monk Wrapped In orange robe Walking Quietly While Peddlers Loudly Hawk Souvenirs To Tourists  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCCVII

  Wake-Up Check online live Atlantic Ocean beach webcam Surf calm Sun bright Everything just right Make a quick bite Hop on my bike Ride to…

DCCX

Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

DCCXVIII

  Praia Copacabana Rio She said “Bon Dia” Nighttime dancing & caipirinhas Short time motel Kisses & “tchau”      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCCXIX

Carrying plastic bags Full of groceries The pregnant mother Slowly walked up the long stairway While her two other young children Followed closely behind    *…

DCCXX

Keeping her mind sharp, the ninety-three year old lady, spends her days solving crossword puzzles and nights putting together jigsaw puzzles.    * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCCXXI

Digging deep into the sidewalk trash can, the shabby dressed man found a copy of The Wall Street Journal. Stepping onto the city bus, he sat…

Haiku #247

Large ancient ficus tree One small leaf falls to ground Life continues on    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #246

Rusting metal chair Covered with vines not alone Far corner garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCCXXVI

Painting stepping stone walkway blue Looks brand new Cat walks across Leaving paw prints Giving me more work to do  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCCXXXII

Although tapping one finger at a time Slows down my pace My manual typewriter Activates my creative state    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCCXXXIV

Old bicycle Rests against coffee shop window Customers inside connected to Wi-Fi Pedestrians outside walk by    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku # 245

Droplets of rain fall Beam of sunlight cuts through shade Eastside of garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCCXXXVII

wick is lit unable to quit slow burn emotions churn wax melts brain revolts      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCCXXXIX

Summer afternoon heavy rainstorm stopped Barefoot throughout garden I walked Earth provides security for me Decided to rest and have a seat Wood bench Metal wash…

DCCXLIII

Expanding web Obstructing main garden pathway I sit down Observe Spider Accumulate prime real estate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCCXLIV

Discount box store Late model Luxury Automobile Pulls into parking spot Older man steps outside Holding large designer bag Unloads Several Empty Wine bottles Into shopping…

DCCXLVI

I have a new friend Oversized Lizard Two white paint spots on gray skin Last couple of weeks Follows me around garden    * Find More…

Haiku #243

Sitting on beach chair Tossed my watch into ocean Drinking cold root beer  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCCXLVII

Piano keys sticking on me Cannot find harmony Wander outside Fog covers countryside Frogs and ducks only sounds I hear My Body attached to strings Controlled…

DCCXLVIII

I’m back from a deep forest trip Collected a few magical dry sticks Placed them on a piece of yellow silk fabric Have your pick Tap…

DCCXLIX

every day same six blocks pushing her stuffed shopping cart everything inside is all she’s got cement bench only sleeping spot luxury automobiles pass by drivers…

DCCLII

Standing at a busy street corner The Man A large beer can is his microphone Over and over Pacing Yelling “Family, home, money All taken away”…

DCCLVI

Menopause All-natural Wife is shrinking Husband said: “No problem I will put you in my pocket and carry you around.”    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCCLIX

Long slow ride Last bus stop I grabbed my bags, got up from seat, and stepped onto a dirt road. Walking Walking Walking Stopping Looking up…

DCCLXI

Company sales meeting First professional job out of university Piss and vinegar salesman Smashed 1st quarter sales quota Top Dog 40 something year old salesman loudly…

DCCLXXI

under the afternoon summer sun I stand to the side watching tourists snap photos of the first mate on a sport fishing boat toss cold stiff…

DCCLXXX

seagull dies feathers fly tropical storm passed by sea turtle eggs hatch on beach new life crawls to the sea   * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCCLXXXIX

Decades gone Nights alone Surrounded  By  Egyptian perfume bottles Containing Scents Reminding  Her  Of  Lovers  From the past    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCCXCIV

bright light behind my chair to the right reading book three inches from my nose thick cotton socks warm my toes purchasing reading glasses soon will…

DCCXCV

Late day Shifting sun Queen Palm shadows Cool stone patio Iguana chilling by Koi pond Cat sits still inspecting Mahi Mahi on charcoal grill    *…

DCCCII

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

DCCCXVIII

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…

DCCCXIX

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

DCCCXX

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

DCCCXXIV

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…

Haiku #228

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

Haiku #226

  Glowing remnants Silence reminds those alive Grand societies die         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

DCCCXXXIV

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…

DCCCXXXV

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

DCCCXXXVII

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…

Haiku #214

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

DCCCXL

  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…

DCCCXLII

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…

DCCCXLIV

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

DCCCXLV

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…

DCCCXLVI

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…

DCCCLII

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…

DCCCLVII

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…

DCCCLXII

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…

DCCCLXV

Robber Barons From the past Skeletons Rise up From the ash Wall Street Financiers Soon On their knees Will bow down To Silicon Valley Geeks Controlling…

Costly Rendezvous

  From her fortress she reached out My expertise was needed We combined resources The common threat was quickly eliminated On the way back I lost…

DCCCXCI

Damn right We are preppers World Is in the shitter Two years of food on hand Kitchen cabinets Full of carefully marked cans Solar panels on…

DCCCXCII

Coming into the Hermit’s library Wife Said “I cannot take it any longer” “I need to dust this place” Armed With a box full of dusters…

DCCCXCVI

  Small white bird Five meters above whitecaps Floating Eyeballing Then Instinctively Torpedoes into ocean Catching prize   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCCCXCVII

  Spraying glass cleaner Wiping with a soft cloth Mirror Of My Mind Spotless   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #201

       Sun and rain sneak inside Shack sinking into sand Aging just like me          Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXVI

  Wife says Men Have too much pride Husband says Men’s pride  Saved women  During caveman times

CMXXIX

She would ride Her surfboard On the monster waves She would frequently Tiptoe On top of the razorblade Worked as a bartender Up and down the…

CMXXX

  I used to be a dandy Swapped My fine threads For A straw hat Corn pipe And Dungarees The Hermit gardener’s life is for me…

Haiku #193

  Half-asleep tree frog Stuck on my kitchen window Nonjudgmental friend   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXXII-How to Succeed

  The prosperous Old man Sitting Behind His Oversized Luxurious Desk Meticulously Crushing His cigarette Into the ashtray Looked at me and said “Kid Success is…

CMXXXV

  Shattered eye glasses Nothing makes sense anymore Ice thawing Below my feet Trying to keep alive heartbeat You offer me a weathered map We both…

CMXXXVI

  The new reality Yes This could happen A deal is made Selling America’s national parks To the rich Chinese Who will need to leave their…

CMXXXVII

  May I offer you this extra-large heavy duty trash bag? You toss away friends like old rags No thank you needed Everyone knows you are…

Haiku #190

  Sushi sake beer Home together for New Year Fifties easier   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #189

Step inside my boots They are wet cold will feel loose Now beg for some coins   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…