July 21, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

shaved ice vendor
pink and blue all sold out
...summer heat

July 16, 2019

Haiku Sticky #507


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Text:

July's news...
we're no longer beautiful
only damned

July 14, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

July morning 6 am

robin loses its grip on
the worm that wriggles

back into the coolly
moist soil made fast
by roots of clover

July 9, 2019

Haiku Sticky #506

What were we celebrating this year?


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Text:

4th of July weekend

tanks, jets, fireworks
in a "Salute to America"

Boston--the birthplace
of liberty--officials report
sixteen shootings

July 7, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

I wrote this in early January at a time when those who had been elected in the 2018 mid-terms were being sworn in. I forgot to post it, so I'm doing it now.


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Text:

the atheist senator is
sworn in on a book of law

as an atheist writer
I suppose my choice would
have been a dictionary

if, I had run for office

July 2, 2019

Haiku Sticky #505


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Text:

Maine hike
our footsteps mark the trail
with sparkles

June 30, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

Okay, I know better than to write a "hit-you-over-the-head-with-a-lesson" poem, but I got carried away. I can't tell you the number of times, over the past six months, I've seen photos of plastic trash in oceans and other waterways. It is truly horrifying to think of the wildlife being harmed, not to mention the pollution of a valuable resource--water. If we don't address the issue soon, we are doomed, thus, the need for didacticism (and this subpar poem).


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Text:

A Word Problem

Twenty-seven plastic
straws weigh an ounce,
and, each year eight
million tons of plastic
end up in our oceans.
Only two percent
of that eight million
is made up of straws.

Before setting up the
equations, first identify
the problem needing
a solution. Is it a matter
of ounces, pounds, and
tons of straws, or are
you overthinking it?
Could it simply be you?