Haibun 65

low level idolatry

i really love basho. well i love the idea of him. ok i love the myth of him. in the last three hundred plus years things may have gotten fuzzy.

the formless nature of
worthy idols

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Haibun 64

neanderthal calculus

there is a theory in anthropology that the ‘subhumans’ who came before us had the same faculty for reason and high thought that we do now. they just used that ‘fire power’ to lead a simple life uncomplicated by war waste and worry. amazing how sure we are about things tens or hundreds of thousands of years before this time of ours. how sure are we that the ‘science’ we have invented leads not to solutions but bigger problems than the ones we cant solve already.

have hollow bones
i lose myself in them


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Haibun 63

naming my shadows

i love the periphery. all the ‘kool kids’ are there. changing the rules. fiddling with the past. smoking each others dreams.

walking home
a full moon and i
pass through the trees


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Haibun 62

everybodys punching bag

i am not big on fighting back. insult me. lie about me. push me around (but not too much). i tend to just take it. the truth is lost on fools so rather than wasting it i just keep it to myself. i figure people who try to make enemies are dealt with best by being friendly to them (but not too much).

consuming seasons
my tattoo
a yin yang with a ring of fire


First published in Issue 24 of Failed Haiku!