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On Foggy Mountain

On foggy mountain, I’m a mystery. Grounded, I’m the unknowing.

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Yellow Daisy Haiku

Yellow Daisy tufts sprout from every fissure on top the mountain One yellow daisy crushed upon the granite its error unknown When your petals drop Autumn will be upon us for now they hang tight

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NotSo-Zen Haiku

There are many haiku that seem to express an instant of satori. These are not those haiku. The first may be partially recognized. It is an homage to Kobayashi Issa. Even while sleeping Budda receives offerings How’s one get that gig? Unearthly pigeon dropped … Continue reading

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Creatures of the night go walking

A Gothic façade by gaslight glow, H waits within the moon-made shadow Down the steps to sidewalk, V alights. Past witching hour on a silent night Fang of a wolf, but suit of wool Behind the eyes, there lacks a … Continue reading

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Contagion Evil: or, Quiet Anger

Do you know how evil grows? How it infects, how it flows? I felt it in the Killing Fields, leaking from some wound unhealed. It rears a head, mean and spiteful, morphing into something frightful. Where are you at, you … Continue reading

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Haiku Correspondence with Nature

Dear Tick, I admire
your most resolute nature,
but please unhand me!
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The Sage in Search of a Secret

Seven scribes sat watching while the world unfolded under their pens They couldn’t believe what vile deeds unfurled beneath their pens. But then one day they transcribed a tale of a sage in search of a secret In the deepest, darkest, dankest cave – Down where … Continue reading

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The Instant Before It Hits

The moment stretches thin
It becomes insubstantial
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Ode to a Disheveled Mind

angry steel drum rhythms dance within my brain buffeted like my head has been sucked out a midnight train “Real?” “What’s real? This shark bite that I feel?” [stomach growls] I recollect missing my last meal my world is seen … Continue reading

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childhood roadtrip memories: or, “that boy ain’t right!”

two fireflies in a jar riding cross-country by car sitting in the back seat dangling my little feet i’m Etch-a-Sketching doodles looks like a bowl of noodles but sans the bowl it’s got no soul just a bunch of squiggly … Continue reading

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