Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Old Apartment Dweller

Hot plate and 4.5 
Tatami's is all,
Communal toilet
Down the hall,
He waits for it,
Still and prone,
Numb, half-drunk,
And alone...

Mental States

Some, sleeplessly seek
What might be ahead,
Others, stay high,
In the moment, instead...

Monday, November 28, 2022

Yellow Gold

Trees preparing to slumber,
Colored yellow gold,
A short burst of beauty,
Before the coming cold...


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Word Play

The sophist asked:
"Which is more real?"
"What you think,
Or what you feel?"
After a pause,
My reply,
Was a simple:
"Why?"...

Friday, November 25, 2022

Polylith

Stones come together
Standing this way
If they could talk
What would they say...




Pink

The ethereal
Power
Of a perfect
Flower



Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Gut Reaction

Finally, grudgingly,
Acknowledged the fact,
That he was a life-support
System for a digestive tract,
Constantly, unconsciously,
Driven by the need to eat,
Followed inexorably
By the order to excrete...

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Gray Matter

Inside our brains,
Memory and 
Past remains,
Which a chemical stew
Somehow retains...

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Storytellers

Politicians, preachers, activists,
All of them tense and declarative,
Vie for believers as they
Battle to shape the narrative...

立冬の花

Weed blooms yellow-gold,
Under a late-autumn sky,
Releasing a bit of beauty,
When the air is cool and dry...




Thursday, November 17, 2022

Didn't Join Debate Club

Thinking about it afterwards,
Realizing what you could have said,
But you'd launched a
Lame response instead,
As usual, losing out to
Those of quicker wit,
Brains just wired differently,
You're forced to admit...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

In My Car

Big old Buick
Bench seat,
Where dreams
And desires meet,
Breathless teenage
Hormone heat...

庭園

In a Japanese garden, capture,
Hold, a moment,
Queer quiet rapture...

Non Verbal

Unexpectedly,
Her reply,
Was just a
Shrug and sigh...

忘年会

Mid-November, the time
Is drawing near,
To gather, get drunk,
And forget this year...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Indigenous

After the land-hungry
Foreigners arrived,
Only the tough and
Clever survived,
Natives caught in
An implacable plight,
Most chose to endure,
Rather than fight...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Escape

From the daily rat-race,
Ease up a bit,
Look around carefully,
Then quietly quit...

San Francisco Tenderloin

Escape the hellish day,
Forget, float, pleasure-lift,
Then mercilessly crash,
Fentynol's deadly gift...

Pre-Extinction

Dinosaurs did not doubt their
Dominance, not even a bit,
Enjoying apex reptile life,
Until the comet hit...

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Pre-Boarding

Head toward a distant
Destination, through the air,
Turn my body over to
Airline industry's care...

Monday, October 31, 2022

Ones And Zeroes

Clicking and scrolling,
On a journey of constant discovery,
Into the distant digital
Internet infinity...

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Geopolitics

Land border,
Permanent threat
To peace and order...

Better security
Surrounded
By the sea...

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Life Tactics

A way to stay
Stable and sane,
Enjoy, embrace,
The mundane...

At The 100 Yen Store

Halloween goods, mark
Down sale for clearance,
Orange changed to red, as
Christmas makes its appearance,
Decorations and trinkets,
Replaced and rearranged,
Retail's reminder that
The season has changed...

Thursday, October 27, 2022

A Fool's Gambit

An embarrassing moment for the King,
A hush fell over the court, no one spoke,
Fearing the King's anger, nary a sound,
Until the Jester decided to tell a joke,
And the King burst out in laughter,
And the Jester famous ever after...