Posts tagged ‘writing’

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

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…

.ooo7-Tanka

  The old lady Always fed husband cabbage soup He died in sixties She lived well into nineties Investing savings wisely   Back to HOME PAGE…

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  Stop sprinkling nonsense Lighting two bit incense Inside you know score Peddling fiction because bored No one trusts you anymore   Back to HOME PAGE…

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  Hand-picked tomatoes Grown with love for table Topping fresh salads Mixed in pasta with scallops Homemade sauce fit for a palace   Back to HOME…

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Throw your phone away Hop aboard sail with me Forget technology No slaves to gadgets at sea Wandering luddites FREE   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku # 126

  She is just like me Block out hurt permanently Our way to survive   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #125

  Social Media Like being in a jungle From comfort of desk   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku # 124

Small shack with tin roof Heavy tropical rainstorm Will sleep well tonight   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #123

Tranquility Every time I look at Buddha I feel so happy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

I love you-Tanka

Guess what I bought? A Bicycle built for two Jump on lets ride No worries we will find our stride Pedaling laughing so alive Back to…

She Left Me-Tanka

  99 Cadillac No air I sleep in back Crisscross USA Killing pain while riding highways Drive Drive day after day   Back to HOME PAGE…

Haiku # 122

  Shake Shake up the trees Go out live life with energy Then no regrets   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #121

  Backpack pair of boots Bought around world ticket Will not be home soon   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #120

  Laying in hammock Smoking pipe drinking beer Watching bananas grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Baggage-Tanka

Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by missed the train  …

Corruption –Tanka

  Golf course corner deals So many in power steal Suitcases of cash Wire funds no questions asked Retire Dubai and laugh   Back to HOME…

Small Business # 1-Tanka

  Customers are gold Market or nothing sold Balance Sheet bible Innovate don’t copy rivals Stay liquid for survival   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #119

  Humble on my knees Casually pulling weeds My garden comforts me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Efficiency-Tanka

Bite Bite Bite some more Laser focus on one chore Only so much time Grab a shovel dig mine Results ring like cathedral chimes   Back…

Haiku #118

  South Equator sun Tan on beach skin feels so tight We make love all night   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

The Tempest-Tanka

  Tropical storm near All are trying to prepare Waves coming in strong Electric may soon be gone Glad we have a case of rum  …

Haiku #117

We are alone        Late-night in Atlantic Ocean Love no longer torn Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Hermit’s Garden #3-Tanka

Birds coming to eat Feeders are full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches, cardinals, jays I watch an aerial ballet Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Hermit Goes Out # 2-Tanka

  Went out for walk Everyone texting would not talk Been inside too long Something appears very wrong Human interaction gone     Back to HOME…

Haiku #116

  Locked away so tight Key buried deep inside your soul of bitterness   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

The Narcissist-Tanka

  Puff Puff the balloon Needs to be greatest in room Everyone must love me I’m smart beautiful sexy Deep inside unhappy   Back to HOME…

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  Never melt from heat Always won never retreat Reinforced concrete Completely invincible On his deathbed so fearful     Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

China Debt Bubble-Tanka

  Gov. Stats from thin air Chinese leaders are in fear Devalue Yuan now Stock market keeps heading down Can three trillion buy way out?  …

Haiku #115

Pulling net from sea His weather-beaten face displayed simplicity   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #114

  You’re the greed prophet Look! Emptying my pockets Is this not enough?     Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #113

  Walked down end of street Put my thumb up hitchhiking Let’s see where this leads     Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #112

Can of no name soup Some white bread six pack of beer Alone no one cares   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #111

Sitting peacefully Back straight facing the blank wall My blood pressure falls   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Ras Muhammad-Tanka

Hand and hand we swam Only mask, snorkel, fins Both stunned with beauty That day made Pact you and me to spread ashes in Red Sea…

Haiku #73

Sprinkling tear-drops Continuity is lost Cold like winter frost   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #71

  Chip away extras Wanting more more more festers Toys are our masters   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Mexico – Tanka

  Ruins and beaches Beautiful Senhoritas Colors everywhere Scorching hot food and cold beer Narco traffickers to fear   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #68

Shackled by ego Possessed by hollow treasures Mankind rots away   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #67

Cold Analysis Conflicts with intuition Causing me great pain   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #66

  Working heavy bag Stress drifts away from me like  helium balloon   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #65

  Paddling canoe in the Florida Everglades The boy becomes man   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #64

  Scorching hot concrete Reminds me of obstacles faced in ones lifetime   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #63

  Season over soon We will have beach to ourselves Start up Bar-B-Que   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Lost Everything-Tanka

  Self-worth gone today Once wore pressed clothes and stood tall All have walked away Today holding drink in hand Will he make another day?  …

Haiku # 62

I’m a block of ice That you pulverize with your pick and sledgehammer   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #61

  Walking to the edge Overcome with emotion She sat down and cried   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #60

  Smoking my corn pipe Sitting on the river bank A fantastic life   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #59

  Numerous do try It’s about longevity Have the discipline   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #58

  The cauldron burns red Hatred will devour soul Torment on deathbed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015