Posts tagged ‘postaday’

DCCCLXXXIII

  I pulled out a twenty Retail clerk said “Sorry sir We no longer accept paper money Pay only with your phone All purchases must be…

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…

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…

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…

Haiku #167

  Unforgiving heat Camel marching on the sand Desert tests the man   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #166

  Boots places on stoop Morning garden duties done Time to watch moss grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #165

  Cool under palm tree Young man repairs fishnet Continues tradition   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

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-A

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

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  …

Haiku #161

Gulf of Mexico Shirtless barefoot on sailboat No place to go   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

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

CMLXVIII-Tanka

  Fed beast for long time Today woke up changed my mind Freedom what I need Veins dry nothing left to bleed Tomorrow will sow new…

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…

CMLXXVIII

Sitting on my beach chair Who the hell needs a career? Catching rays Reading philosophy books all day I’m not a frustrated big shot With an…

CMLXXIX

Put it on the bain-marie May not eat for another century Spent winter in Romania Hung out with vampires from Transylvania Full blood transfusions made me…

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

Haiku #150

Chop chop chop and slice Always taking is not nice Sneaky like scared mice   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…

CMLXXXIV

The trader Always glued to his computer screens Charts,data,news feeds Today on top Next day may bleed Wears the best threads Custom made Italian suits Silk…

CMLXXXV

  She went to all girl military school From young age Early to rise Early to bed Organization only tool Procrastination not in arsenal of cards…

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

Haiku #148

  Hacking sugarcane Scorched fields farmhand feels pain Only bossman gains   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #147

Tokyo room Shared bathroom with thirty people Saved Yen for sushi   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #146

  Heavy Thunderstorm Raccoons having a party Inside of house roof   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #145

  Endless Raking Leaves fall daily on rock garden Hermit learns patience   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #144

  Courageous black bamboo Shredded by hurricane Storm gone new culms come   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #143

  They come they go Do not succumb to undertow Maintain steady flow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #142

  Simple Go stones Placed tactically on wood board Devour silence   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXXXVI

  You’re irritated I know that you are May I offer you a chocolate bar? Yes Life is unfair However There is no need to despair…

CMLXXXVII

  I just purchased a rusty 95 Town Car Grab some clothes We will drive far Cheap rooms Hot sex Along the way Miami to LA…

CMLXXXVIII

  Sorry I’m very confused You say that all the shapeshifters escaped from the zoos Nothing about this on the news How do you know this…

CMLXXXIX

  Negative interest rates Japanese keeping Yen in safes Printing press Central Banks now at a loss Americans  working multiple part time jobs Rich smoke Cuban…

CMXC-Tanka

  Forty years ago The decades just come and go My father and me Fishing in Florida Keys Casting lines shooting the breeze   Back to…

Haiku #141

  Take Me Please Take Me Faraway where we can play bamboo flutes all day   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #140

  How does person gain depth? Only one way my friend Life Experience   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #139

  Dust balls on the floor Reminds her of dreams no more Life now one big chore   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #138

Why keep chasing? Believing you are gaining Face it you’re fading   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #137

  Washing dishes by hand Scrub dry plate fork frying pan Relaxation   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #136

  Catching butterflies Warm spring morning sunny sky She began to cry   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #135

  Freshly poured cement We put down our handprints Forever together   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Artist Exposé – Digital Art

  Digital and Mixed Media Artist Lawrence Grodecki is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this artist exposé.  To see Lawrence’s gallery of works click…

CMXCI

  Pompous Plutocrats will eventually fade away Jackals unable to find prey Corrupt souls permanently decayed Malnourished ghosts chained in closets Condemned forever to irrelevance  …

CMXCII

  Do not hide anymore Rip off bandage and show sore Kneel in front of mirror Naked nothing left to fear Everyone gone who you held…

CMXCIII

  Anyone can be your friend. The question is what do they want and how much do they pretend? When everything is fine Friendship  is like…

CMXCIV

  Hot night in Bahia It was obvious she was hurt like me Well into our bottle of Argentinian wine Ana moved forward in her chair…

CMXCV

Around 6am Tsukiji fish market Sushi Sashimi breakfast Washed down with Sapporo Draft Chilling with fishmongers this Gaijin had a blast   Back to HOME PAGE…

CMXCVI-Tanka

You say you’re Jet Set Daddy took bribes got fat Moved clan from hellhole Princess parties Miami Shanghai, London, Monte Carlo   Back to HOME PAGE…

CMXCVII-Tanka

  Winter migration Birds fly south for vacation Paddling canoe In Florida Everglades Watching colors on display   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #134

  When I’m feeling blue I eat a lot of chocolate Then feel brand new   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

CMXCVIII-Tanka

  Crumbs on table Long ago became stale Drinking cold coffee Flip a coin to see who will leave You take take when I just please…

Haiku #133

  Takayama cold Stumble from karaoke bar Snow is everywhere   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #132

  Stop!  Take look around You are riding train round and round Peace never found   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #131

  Great Smoky Mountains Old cabin by the river Our nest for winter   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

CMXCIX-Tanka

  Tried to play the game System rigged to keep all in chains When symphony stops I see just crushed toy blocks Dreams submerged in swamp…

.0009-Tanka

  Twelve blocks from South Beach Rented a very small room One month alone Meditated on Zen koan Not wiser, but beard sure has grown  …

Haiku #130

  Recycle the bin What information is chosen? Keep the minds frozen   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #129

  Our lovely daughter Bad boys report cards no more You’re now thirty-four   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

.0008- Tanka

  Elite make the rules Peasants follow just like mules Feed me leftovers Send young men to be soldiers Bow down to the pawnbroker   Back…

Haiku #128

  Polished marble floor We danced tango once more Then left separate doors   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku # 127

  Robots take most jobs Workers unemployed will starve Who will control mobs?   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Thai Prostitute-Tanka

  Patpong Cowboy Soi Dance go go how employed Four thousand Thai Baht Farang sleep with me I’m hot Left farm to hustle streets Bangkok  …

Patience-Tanka

  Year after year Designing, hauling, digging Section after section The hermit painstakingly created his dream garden   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Small Business # 2-Tanka

  Toot Toot the horn Salesmanship not to be scorned Widgets must be sold Remember-every no one step closer to pot of gold   Back to…