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A Poet's Last Request
Read my words upon the open road, where youth's horizons flash as mortality melds with setting suns.
An expression of the unimaginable choice forced upon those who fell from the World Trade Center Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
My mother and Osama bin Laden.
A short poem for Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole.
Words as WMDs: beyond first strike.
Sweet Tea and Sanctuary
For my grandmother, who welcomed all my friends and laughed when I called her old woman.
A tribute to David A. Reinstein, LCSW, turkey lover.
A short poem of the rarity of escape from lie and regret. A companion piece to Casino * Casino * Casino.
Casino * Casino * Casino
Casinos, jackpots, addiction...then devastation.
John Lennon's 70th...belated thought.
Wall Street, the Rabid FOX, and Granny Clampett
Granny's wise response to The Rabid FOX in her henhouse, both owned by Wall Street.
9/11: Peace Without Flower
Another 9/11 haiku.
Legacy: Homo Sapiens Purple
My entry into the AC Yahoo Purple Haiku Contest, and 4th in the human Legacy series.
Human Legacy: Homo Sapiens Sagan
The third in a series of short poems about modern human legacy.
Human Legacy: Homo Sapiens Sacrivicious
The second in a series of short poems about modern human legacy.
Human Legacy: Homo Sapiens Celebrity
The first in a series of short poems about modern human legacy.
Corey Haim: Silver Bullet
Haiku for Corey Haim.
Missionary...a short poem.
A short poem about human genius.
Sleight of hand over truth, trust the illusion, breaching the core, embrace confusion...
Beyond King's vision
Haikus about the upcoming election and its cast of characters.
For Sale by Owner
My parents' search for a home in which to raise a family ended here. A large yard for gardening and playing, the surrounding farm fields and nearby lake fostered my deep connection to nature. They chose well.
Iraq War: 5th Anniversary
The soldier cradles the comrade's soul as betrayal scents this last embrace...
Truth as beauty promised and beauty rarely honest were woven into souls...
A Young Actor Dies
This haiku reflects another aspect of what many may think and feel when confronted with such sudden, public loss.
Perhaps no livelier stage exists than where first curtains call, young actors bend to ovation's dream as critics forge the walls.
Collecting Vintage Fish Salt and Pepper Shakers
A guide to collecting vintage fish shaped salt and pepper shakers from around the world.
The yacht and mansion moguls clung to their vaults and golden masks, while jeweled evangelists sold the flock and traded sin for cover.
A perspective on death written in Haiku.
I Left You There
I remember the day I left you there, when we left the home you had known, I remember the day you sobbed in the chair, and I wanted to take you back home.
From ancient blue ranges smoke and mist curled upward with an early morning chill.
To fundamentalist terrorists, whatever they may wear, wherever they may hide.
As the muskets rust in dampness, as each, we turn away, I embrace the bitter peace.
No Summer, hot and green, no Winter's chill unseen
I dreamed of a place where sinners were free, where believers resembled the dead.
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