Haibun 102

oracles and wishing wells

you see a lot of things if you live long enough. the politicians come and go. never saw a single one i felt i could trust. plans for liberty equality and fraternity fade into mindlessness destruction. but it does not get me down anymore. living life is so much more fun. it is just up to me and the rest of the universe to come to terms with my beating heart. engendering smiles and giving frowns only the briefest of moments. if you can just leave off the nonsense happening all around you then your ‘safe space’ just moves with you through the day. dragging the sun into the lives of others. been doing this a long time now and just sitting quietly watching the dust sparkles in the sunlight is more than i will ever need. i pet my cat and save the elephants of india and africa. enjoying the worldly nature of a hummingbird staring at me staring at him.

walk in the woods
holding my shadow
like a lover

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


Most likely will never be ‘published’!

Haibun 42

a friends name in marble

i am sure even my family does not fully understand. some of my friends and i might have had a falling out. but they died instead. it does not seem fair that i never got to pick that last fight. they fell instead without me there.

and the lack of crowds
your name alone catches my heart

Don’t want this one published anywhere but everywhere!