Election Day Haiku
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Beautiful sunrise

On this dark Election Day

Red, White and too Blue
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Wednesday Haiku
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Spring’s first green now gold

Summer off to cool its heels

And one dead robin
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Hot Summer Morn
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My neck was an axel
As I twisted my shirt
To face in the right direction

My neck gave a crack
As I twisted my head
To relieve the tight tension

My neck was a swivel
As I looked around
To find slippers for my feet

My neck had a kink
As I’d slept on it wrong
My mind swimming from the heat
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Thursday Haiku
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When chlorophyll leaves

Leaves reveal their true colors

Just before they fall
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Thursday Haiku
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No more dragonflies

Resigned bulrushes rustle

Longing for next spring
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Silent Shadows
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Silent shadows
Creepy feeling
Neck hairs rising
Mind starts reeling

Darkness closing
Ever nearer
Chest growing tight
Each breath dearer

Broken windows
Winds are blowing
Trees are swaying
Pale moon glowing

Sudden thumping
Something unseen
Chilling the air
It’s Halloween
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Being Elsewise
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It’s sad
In a way
Being
Obsessed with

Being
Somewhere else
Some-when else
Someone else

Instead of
Being
Happy in
Being
Here and now
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Go Gently
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Dylan Thomas wrote,
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light”
I don’t like that quote
Death is like day being followed by night

Death is natural
Like every breath, it’s a part living
Why moan and howl
As if life has been some great misgiving?

You know we all die
Time is no secret under lock and key
Who knows how or why?
Life has its ending for everybody

So why all the rage?
It’s not as if life was being unfair
We’re in the same cage
And all that complaining gets you nowhere

So why make the world
Anything less than a pleasant place?
Keep a smile unfurled
And wear it with pride across your face

Do not rage against
The coming of the slowly setting sun
So that all your friends
Will speak kindly of you once you have gone

Go gently instead
Reserve your dignity and show some grace
And hold up your head
Meet your maker with a slow, steady pace
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Wednesday Haiku
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Chilly slate-sky morning

Four crows in black silhouette

Then a lone seagull
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Tuesday Haiku
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Change is on the wind

Reddish-yellow fluttering

The first falling leaf
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