Senryu

1812 overture -

the bell player

takes a nap

 

miscarriage

I drink her tears

through the phone

 

the words

she never believed -

paper moon

 

kicking stars -

 

old men still boys

 

with jelly knees

 

 

haijinx volume IV, issue 1, March 2011


 

car wash -

cleaning the winter blues

muddy waters

 

got down on my knees

slowhand in the mud

 

mud slide -

getting down and dirty

screamin jay


 

two haijin

 

on the same page

 

different ku

 

leaky ink pen

 

in my shirt pocket

 

her sigh

 

mourning card -

 

he plucks grey hairs

 

from his eyebrows

 

the teacher

glances at the apple . . .

then the clock

 

vigil for the victim -

 

with a gun in her purse

 

she weeps

 

smoke rings

 

roll around his finger

 

a train whistle

 

boxing day ~

fresh cardboard boxes

for the homeless

 

daydreaming -

the old woman weaves

a dream catcher

 

 

listen . . .

there is peace

in my heart

 

on the porch

he smokes his cigar . . .

"why me?"

 

a family prays -

thanks for too much 

food

 

his taste buds

banning breasts to history

... for a while

 

new blood

oozes into the heart -

tears of joy

 

as the world turns

fight overshadows

light

 

a combine gobbles

stalks of corn -

food or fuel?