May Haiku

Sun shining, yet rain

patters down to moisten skin

Then steams off skyward

The blade that kills is

a sorrowful instrument

The saving blade shines

The wise man knows his

ignorance and is not shy

about not knowing

Tigers claw wildly

tearing flesh from hollow bone

The beast lusts for meat

Dark skies before us

We trod into the whirlwind

with faith we’ll live

Squeaking tern flying

with random alarm squawking

Be not so spastic

Let go one’s concern

Bright light will burn off contempt

that resides inside

Robbers float away,

fearing hot-air ballooning

a poor escape plan

About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. His poetry collection, Poems of the Introverted Yogi is now available on Amazon. He teaches yoga, with a specialization in pranayama, and holds a RYT500 certification. For most of his adult life, he practiced martial arts, including: Kobudo, Muay Thai, Kalaripayattu, and Taiji. He is a world traveler, having visited more than 40 countries around the globe.
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