October 28, 2009

haiku wednesday - October 28th, 2009

This week's words are

Egad! I missed two 3WW in a row. I am losing balance in my life. I must regain my balance, or I may fall off my chair. Incubate, nightmare, vanity? Sheesh, tough words for haiku. But here goes.

incubate ill will
with conquerors' vanity
endless nightmare war

please her vanity
with praise, incubate her trust
lies feed your nightmare

Swallow vanity!
They incubate your career,
those nightmare bosses.

October 27, 2009

October 8, 2009

train out of sacramento

silhouette ridge
carving black
under a gray-fire sky
as ghostly steeples float by
and anchorless lights
belie the emptiness

a white man
with a black cell phone
talks in gospel lyrics,
and a boy hunches
over a cardboard tray,
his fork pumping food
with the zeal of hobos
and college students

his blue earplugs
deny the gospel
and exile the haunting wails
of the train's whistle

October 7, 2009

haiku wednesday - October 7th, 2009

This week's words are

Last week I missed 3WW for the first time in nearly a year. I didn't actually count, but I figure I was on a 40-something streak. Well, a new streak begins today. (No, sorry, I am not "streaking" in that sense, at least not without sufficient incentive.)

mattress limit reached,
vocal girl leaves bed fallow
'twas a pea, princess

watchdogs lie fallow
rich men limit our freedoms
without vocal foes

limit subsidies
above fallow fields of corn
vocal birds riot