Category Archives: Haiku

Childish Haiku

Your favorite Muppet

is the puppet you are now

I liked Gonzo best.

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Monsters can’t get me

beneath my favorite blanky

I’m safe from the world.

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We know there’s no elves

only kids write to Santa

we write to ourselves.

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Songs of innocence

through the ears of a child

we learn new language.

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And we wonder where

wonder has gone we wise men

lose how to be boys.

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Haikus Made From Glass

Time’s sand and stained glass

reflect and refract sunlight

crafting memory.

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Something came from naught

therefore, naught came from something

even this nothing.

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All colors make white

in the absence of nothing

all paints mixed make black.

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A photo of you

like Winter’s sun can’t be felt

I put on my coat.

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All I know is what

I used to believe is now

what I make believe.

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Tomorrow’s Haikus Today

Live for tomorrow

rehearse for infinity

wake up for today.

Your hand opens mine

finger petals to the sun

fists wilt in caress.

At simplicity

the C chord is just the C

our bodies, the sea.

Dreaming in exhales

spent breath of a dead belief

carbon monoxide.

Tragedy’s funny

when you give it enough time

it’s all comedy.

Coffee reflection

looking deep into the black

drink: who swallows who?

There’s truth in beauty

there’s truth in ugly as well

truth can be two-faced.

What you call fickle

I call flexible as grass

bends to every breeze.

My Haiku Says Too Much

Playing in the lights

performing blind I must feel

my way to laughter.

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Beethoven was deaf

when he heard his greatest work

he called Ode To Joy.

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The figure skater

always gets up from a fall

though he cannot win.

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Wish I was as smart

as I think I am dreaming

waking to these thoughts.

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We open our eyes

though we hope to die asleep

this is the dream world.

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A Light Lunch of Haiku

The surf weds the sand

they love, then withdraw

wet with memory.

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Your once bright spirit

I drink like fire water

from an empty glass.

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Light gives in to night

they make love in the sunset

then the birth of stars.

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The night is alight

to the tune of fireworks

dancing cha cha cha.

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How brave is first light

to break through the night’s fortress

and set free the dawn.

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I Haiku You

The curve of your voice

spiraling staircases turn

through your soul’s echo.

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You stand behind me

hot breaths on my naked neck

whispering your love.

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Our favorite music

even listening alone

sings to us tonight.

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Songs aren’t framed photos

you and me would sing this song

now I hear The Clash.

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Your erased voice mails

ring silent as a dead tree

one no one heard fall.

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In this silent room

I hear foot steps in my hall

coming and going.

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New Haiku Deja Vu

Left without a stain

the past drank itself away

empty spirits glass.

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Drunk men fall softer

from their galloping horse

than the sober man.

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The ocean takes sips

of sand from the rock face and

slowly drinks the cliff.

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Writers always write

like a painter has to paint

and you always use.

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Lost between the sheets

a grammar never spoken

in lovers’ silence.

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Any empty room

has so much more potential

than my furniture.

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What’s left at day’s end

a drink, a smoke, and a sigh

an ashtray of words.

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Drool on my pillow

the placenta of a dream

wets the afterlife.

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Hands of man made time

we chose to spin this clockwise

heads chasing our tails.

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Tao is not the Tao

now is not now now or now

now never was now.

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