Thursday, May 28, 2015

old treasures haiku

Bundled love letters
Cloth umbrella, pack-rat's sword
Hat dump destiny

Still Life(1907) by John Frederick Peto

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Monday, May 18, 2015

lone haiku

Child winged innocence
Chase illusive butterfly
Lonely lamp fooled moth

artwork by Ulrike Bolenz

Friday, May 15, 2015


I bless you space cadets
I bless you in slow leak spacesuits
I bless you seeking new blazing frontiers
I bless you, all yearning solitude,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

the second thousand years

"Oh for the love of Mike, what the hell is he doing in there"? He pounded on the bathroom door again, harder and more towards the middle. "'He's in the Powder Room,' you said".
"Ok. But can you blame him"?, she retorted in a screeching high-pitch.
"Yes. I can blame him", he replied softly and stiffly.
"But he hasn't gone in at least a thousand years"!
"But he's...he's...
"Well, I'm a little buzzed myself", she answered clutching her head with both hands. He looked at her sideways and noticed for the first time she was gray with a coating of dust.
"Petrified bric-a-brac. Carved clay", he continued sweating profusely, "Chiseled quarry slab.."
"I know", she cried, "he hasn't got any clothes".
He wedged his mouth close to the door jam and spoke kindly, a bit shaky:
"Please. We'll give you clothes. Sir? Your Emperorship"?
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