Monday, August 31, 2015

Really Tired

Home at last
Into the shower
Go unconscious
Within an hour


The impact of beauty is unambiguous
Cannot be faked or falsely displayed
You know it when you see it, always
True to the magic way it's made...

Tokyo Commuter 満員電車

On a rush hour train,
Trapped in the crowd,
Stifling a scream
I can't say aloud,
Stunned with stress,
On the Limited Express...

Classroom Clock

Tick tock, tick tock,
Minutes from
A watched clock,
Crawling by,
Away they
Slowly fly...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fast But Not Furious

The sports car,
Powerful and sleek,
Driven, symbolically,
By a geek,
Porsche empowering
The needful meek...

Learn To Read

Memory is a picture book,
Pages filled with wonders,
If you remember to look.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ozymandias Meets ISIS

A pagan shrine in Syria
Which stood for centuries
Now crumbled into dust
Stirred by a desert breeze
The shrine destroyed as
An offering to please
A god whose servants
Kill and maim with ease
Ancient rock blown-up into sand
In a sun burnt merciless holy land...

Yes I Do

It's romance, sex, contention,
Call it whatever you wish,
But when all is said and done,
Marriage is a covered dish.

A Typhoon's Gift

Unusual, cool winds in August, break the
Sweaty Grip of a long hot humid spell
But, I suppose, if bugs could talk,
They'd all be saying "What the hell?"

Monday, August 24, 2015

Past Present

What occurred before
Just happened again now
Inexplicably replayed
I know not why or how
Some sort of déjà vu
An answer to a riddle
I'm wishing I knew

Friday, August 21, 2015

Once Upon A Time

Walking in the olden woods,
I came upon a magic space,
Where surely dwell spirits,
A forest fairies' holy place...

Law Of The Small Jungle

Grasshopper on a green leaf,
Well-colored to conceal
Itself, but failing, thereby
Becomes a Sparrow's meal...

Troubled Sleep

Panicked clouds,
Scud by the moon,
Smoke-like, escaping,
The coming typhoon.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Past, Forgotten

August heat, and apologies made,
For things which which occurred
Seventy years ago, all good except
That no one recalls what was erred...

Some Sort Of Hurt

The unexamined words,
Of an unrepentant fool,
Remain, remembered as
Unnecessary, and cruel...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stretched Thin

Thereafter multi-task,
No need to ask...
Choices made,
Flex time flies,
Pain only visible
In my eyes.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fight For Life

The awesome green life force
Of a random summer weed,
Flourishing in a place where
Flowers would never succeed...

Small Peace Of Mind

The goodness of life, which
One occasionally savors,
Often results from a
Layering of small favors,
Received unexpectedly,
Simple acts of kindness,
Provided interest-free...


My lame approach
To problem fixing
Is to deflect things,
Never ever mixing
And/or exploring
Feelings, now pouring
Like a rain of guilt,
On what I have built...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Brief Respite

She stops, on the sidewalk,
Enjoys the momentary shade
From a blazing sun, which
The clouds above have made...



It can not be provided, that
For which has neither been
Sought, nor perceived, it will
Fester, until the time when
Common sense prevails, and
A realization finally sinks in
To ask for it, and that's
When the healing can begin.