Posts tagged ‘poet’

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  Stuck in the  60s 70s Am I the only creature Who still uses A paper map?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CXXXII

  Slow march Consistent march Walking off into oblivion   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

CXXXIII

  Shiny marbles keep on rolling However Retreaded tires last only short time Cheat poor Turn peasants into whores Snipping On Leftovers   Copyright© Edge of…

CLVI

  The gift of power even a small amount can corrupt   insecure individuals   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CLVIII

Start of Wet season Termites Nesting Chewing Flying around inside shack One Day If I’m still alive May Witness Collapse   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

CLIX

All 500 square feet Sometimes I think Shack too large Should move Close to the clouds  One room hut will do I dream Taking sips of…

CLX

  I’m a frugal chap Do not like to bust my back Nighttime Sleep on soft king-size sheet Spread out on beach  Daytime SHAKE SHAKE My…

CLXI

Slow Burn Absorb the pain Hobble along with my cane soon only ashes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CCXXXIV

  two months supply of Jasmine rice scribbling poems next to gas stove dust continues to accumulate   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CCCXXX

  sitting at her desk wearing only sexy lingerie she is assertively typing away I whisper “ take a break and let’s play”   Copyright© Edge…

CCCLII

  Another lazy day in Key West Fishing and diving Conch fritters and beer Watching sunset at the pier Rum runners and Daiquiris How about come…

CCCLXXVIII

    let’s sell it all my love shack bikes books plants even LP’s no kids to feed travel world like hippies backpacks you & me…

CDIX

  Every day Ramen noodles & Vietnamese hot sauce Cooked on single burner hot plate Paranoia Whispers Creative expiration date Callused fingers Rapidly Tap Tap Typewriter…

DCCXCVIII

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”…

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…

DCCCXXI

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

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 #222

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

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

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…

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…

DCCCLXXIV

The old gambler Lived in a small pool cabana At a rundown motel On Miami Beach One evening We drank several beers Eat his homemade potato…

DCCCLXXXI

  Pot of lamb stew Bottle of Malbec Greek peperoncini   Warm rye bread Soon Bellyful  Ready for bed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

DCCCLXXXII

  They invented the game Controlled domain Took the cream Left behind small change Now Their efforts are in vain Sloppiness Replaced Tidiness The yarn unwound…

DCCCXC

  Pompano Beach 2 a.m. Old Motel With Character Second floor balcony Eating pepperoni mushroom pizza Bottle of Chianti  Watching the moon light up the ocean…

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…

DCCCXCV

  The flourishing 90’s The good life Would not end soon Dollars Scooped up with a gigantic dustpan and broom Swinging back and forth Moving mountains…

DCCCXCVII

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

CMIX

  Choices Choices Choices What should I do? Choppy sea Tourists gone home Beach all for me Everyday I sit under the sun Drinking Agua de…

CMXI

Saigon Restaurant Eating  Extra large bowl of pho Looking Out the front glass window I see a lady With a hand out Holding her child Staring…

Haiku #203

  Bromeliad dies Land replenished new pups grow Hot wet days begin   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

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…

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…

CMXLVI

  Late night Walking cobbled streets of Prague Had one too many pilsners Met a street performer On the corner Done for the night playing his…

CMXLVII

Grabs everything she can Does not need a permanent man Prowls clubs along the beach                      …

CMXLVIII

  Fruity pipe smoke engulfed the room Surrounded by shelves containing damp dusty LPs The cynic Whispered into my ear “Old people change their mind like…

Haiku #164

  Spiders crawling on wall Rain stopped bananas will grow tall Rooster calls   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku # 163

  Midnight bandits Raccoons having koi dinner Sashimi by the pond   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #162

  Loudmouthed old blue jay Cold hungry this morning Eyeballs empty seed tray   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #161

  Hurricane zoomed by Gigantic mosquitoes missed ride Toads are happy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CML

  News media boils pot of soup Ultra-liberal professors brainwash youth Think tanks bought and sold Regurgitating propaganda Doing as told Powerful control the messengers With…

CMLI

  Why? Chasing Chasing Craving recognition Brings only disappointment Look through the prism Physical world is an illusion Rip out the ego Toss on the bonfire…

CMLII

  Time Nothing left but time Deep in the underwater cave No escape Alone Accepting fate Soon No more time   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

CMLV

  Some place  Central America Woke up soaking wet All through night He sweat Looking at mosquito net Got up Walked down to the sea Rendezvous…

CMLVI

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s Plenty of Risk 60’s, 70’s, 80’s And beyond If one lives that long Risk-averse   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

CMLVII

  The peacock Always Stood tall Displaying His colorful feathers A player With swagger Machiavellian tendencies Reckless Leading to colossal failure Causing The proud bird To…

CMLVIII

Lake Okeechobee Sitting with cane pole Catching panfish Wearing straw hat  Smoking pipe Faraway  From the hype   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CMLIX

You look at everything As a winner takes all competition    Compromise Much less frustration Give it a try Relationships Would not become Permanent goodbyes  …

CMLX

  Hit the reset button  Stability is a bore  You love me But  Obviously Need more Hit the reset button Simple life Has you down  Safe…

CMLXI

  Her hands dirty All day Working the fields She is proud Yet Does not pretend to be superior Brutally honest Simplistic Clear noncompetitive eyes Smile…

CMLXII

  Watching the water Run down the drain I understand your pain Drop the bum Move on Go have some fun Grab your backpack Hop on…

CMLXIII

  Calm yourself I know it is extremely difficult However Try your best Stop Blaming others For your sorrows Hit the beach Jump On a skateboard…

CMLXIV

  Mahi Mahi Spare ribs Jumbo shrimp Spiny lobster tails Hushpuppies Buttered corn on the cob Special coleslaw recipe Bucket of rice  Topped with Cajun hot…

Haiku #160

  Sitting on beach towel Drinking fresh squeezed lemonade Watching tide come go   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXV

Leaning  Against the tile wall Taking a long hot shower Scrubbing  Away the dirt With a new bar of soap Did not  Remove humiliation But Provided…

CMLXVI

Time To stop  Playing marbles My nose Stuck  To grindstone No longer Pursuing  Itsy-bitsy bones Spinning  Roulette wheel Will transport  One So far This junkyard czar…

CMLXVII

He is the potato guy Save for winter Always Make sure Table has dinner Homeless At young age Low risk Financially safe Habits  Difficult to break…

Haiku #159

  All night with headlamp Writing poems amongst tombstones No longer alone   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #158

  Man lost his temper Hiding behind machismo Actually fearful   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #157

Ten Thousand Islands Dropped anchor under stars We made love on sandbar   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXIX

  Daybreak Clean Sea breeze Lungs clear Practicing  Tai chi Harmony For Free   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXX

Damn right I’m a cynical chap Suffered my share Of mishaps Today’s world   in a severe undertow Nothing is sacred So much hatred Perverted terrorists…

Haiku #156

Hatching sea turtles Marching towards the ocean No baggage just instinct   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016  

Haiku #155

Worn out hiking boots He just kept moving along Soaking wet but strong   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016  

CMLXXI

Privileged Less privileged Social climbers Boomerang slackers Believe in the good book Or burn in hell Pray five times a day Study Quran Or an infidel…

CMLXXII

For a long time She had suffered much No longer heard the beautiful sounds Of the garden chimes Final days I sat in a chair Next…

CMLXXIII

Frantically Scratching  At his deformed image  In the mirror Hyperventilating He cried “Please help I need air” Fallen idol Emotional bowl of jello Desecrated soul  …

CMLXXIV

Relax Be patient Sit by the river with your fishing pole Most of all  Do not be dragged down the rabbit hole Overtime  Bad character Will…

CMLXXV

Stingrays In the sea Gliding along effortlessly Queen angelfish Swimming gracefully A grouper Under a coral ledge Observes me cautiously Spiny lobsters Look tasty School of…

CMLXXVI-Tanka

Fiddler crab Moving back forth on beach sand Never stays with plan Has no control of wheel Flip Floppers never close deal   Back to HOME…

Haiku #154

Early morning bathe In cool holy Ganges River Brings contentment   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #153

  Hot weather is here Daily afternoon rainstorms Bamboo on steroids   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #152

  Spring blooming frenzy Bromeliad flower spikes Stand at attention   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #151

  Warm mid-morning Iguana getting suntan On backyard stepping-stone   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXXX

  Eight years In the can No longer same man Paroled Desperately  Trying to secure foothold Mops 1000’s of square feet every night Grinding On decaying…

CMLXXXI

  Had a moment that day Decided  To throw it all away Purchased  One way ticket Going  South of the border Now  Live as a loner…

CMLXXXII

  I never laugh at others misery However This time it is worthy Smaller and smaller The number of places for the corrupt to hide Stashing…

CMLXXXIII

  The bricklayer Hunched over Under hot Florida sun Working twelve hour days Moving ton after ton Six years ago Came from El Salvador Across American…

Haiku #149

  My favorite pastime Surfing top of storm clouds That floats through the sky   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016