Tag Archives: Haiku

cracked a book

Wormy Apple (haiku) I once cracked a bookOpen to dayglo nightmares—A wormy apple. What I’m Reading: “Stories don’t care how we tell them. Stories take any shape they want. Not all stories happen with a beginning, a middle, and an … Continue reading

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shapes are terrifying

Family Pix (haiku) Shoehorned between them—the conduit for heat and hate—this portrait’s a lie. What I’m Reading: “Today the cloud shapes are terrifying, and I keep expecting some enormous black-and-white B-movie Cyclops to appear at the edge of the horizon…” … Continue reading

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red giant capricious

I Am… (haiku) Yellow star burning—Red giant capriciousness—White dwarf exhausted. What I’m Reading: “There was a bottomlessness to the negations” — Stephanie Cawley / “Not”

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can’t step foot

After the Accident Haiku Cracked, I still can’t stepfoot into that—I didn’twant to drink water. What I’m Reading: “Sometimes the people in the streetlaugh and turn into sheet musictorn from the sky and left to flutter down” — Ron Padgett … Continue reading

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heat domes melt

tropospheric winds haiku upper level windswave 7 pattern prevailheat domes melt the north What I’m Reading: “Earth is ‘fine-tuned’ for humans in the same sense that it was once fine-tuned for dinosaurs.” — Zach Weinersmith / Science: Abridged Beyond the … Continue reading

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no one called

Green Sky Tanka + Ukiah Derecho green sky—White Nationalists in town,No one wants them here,No one called them to BostonTo goose step the Freedom Trail. To the children of the Klan,Stay home with your shieldsAnd tend to your own gardens. … Continue reading

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choose something else

Something Else Haiku I don’t want to beThe person who creates moreRancor in the world. I don’t want to beThe person who is alwaysRight and needs to win. I don’t want to beA force for inequity—A wellspring of hate. I … Continue reading

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missing its top

Microfiction Haiku Fu A microfiction—A mountain missing its top,Vancouver murals. What I’m Reading: “The calories in a great book equal those burned in its reading. Or it’s burning.” — Ben Lerner / Angle of Yaw

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impassive glitch in

Nada Haiku Well above the crowdImpassive glitch in the skyWhat do we call you? What I’m Reading: “Owls peck the windows of the 21st centuryas if looking forthe board membersof Exxon Mobilwho who who who who” — Ilya Kaminsky / … Continue reading

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at nothing, nowhere

Arrow Haiku Fu (Close) My love for you is . . .A set of arrows pointingAt nothing, nowhere. What I’m Reading: “note found in cantonese fortune cookie:neruda slept here” — Wanda Coleman / “Neruda”

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