Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Good Morning

Welcome to another
Daylight iteration,
Of our planet's
Recurring rotation,
Daylight, being
Relative to one's location...

(Photo: Geoffrey M. Hamilton, 1955-2011)


Monday, August 2, 2021

Random Tuesday AM

Temporary repose,
Gaze across my navel
Contemplate my toes...

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Refreshment

Simple pleasures 
Are the best, they say,
Ice-cold drink
On a hot humid day...

As a Japanese,
You always know,
Your relative rank,
And what you owe...

Inflammable

It’s not supposed to happen,
But then it does,
It flared up in an instant,
And then it was...

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Grind

Better off oblivious 
To all the time we spend,
On those micro-tasks
Which never end,
Dressing, cooking,
Bathing and cleaning,
Endless errands
With no particular meaning...

Traveling

Analyze and calculate,
But don’t forget to ponder,
Open up your mind
And just let it wander...

Where it will go,
How it gets there,
You just won’t know...

真夏

Heat, cicadas sing,
And, above us,
Blue, with 
Curling cumulus...

(Photo: Geoffrey M. Hamilton, 1955~2011) 


Space Invaders

Once upon a once upon,
Dog days of summer,
Not much going on,
When aliens quietly landed,
With an option to attack,
But depressed by what they saw,
They left, and never came back...

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Misadventure

Start off on the wrong foot
This mad manic Monday,
Things became complicated,
And just stayed that way...

Friday, July 23, 2021

Wallflower Defense

To mitigate risk,
And avoid getting hurt,
Her plan was to be
Passive, pale, inert...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Corona Gloaming

Serene, in the Moonlight, gently glowing 
Orange wands, fluorescent vests,
Quietly, waving and guiding drivers 
Arriving for their PCR tests...

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hidden Treasure

Clear out the junk and 
Clutter from your mind,
What will emerge,
What will you find?
Perhaps a jewel
Of a different kind...

Paid The Cost

Freedom and democracy 
Painfully build,
Over the bones 
Of tyrants killed,
Protected by patriots
And the blood they spilled...

Cold Galaxy

Feeling insignificant 
When viewing the universe,
But at least my belly’s full,
Things could be worse...

Thursday, July 15, 2021

1968

That time we rebelled, questioned
What it was all about,
Grew our hair long, 
Tuned in, turned on, dropped out...

Graded

Poor, average, best,
Your rank and value,
Determined by a test...

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

When It Happens

Inspiration,
Seemingly missing, gone,
But then, it reappears,
Like a light-bulb turned on,
Arriving, almost unbidden,
From the place
Where it was hidden...

Monday, July 12, 2021

たらい回し

Bureaucracy wars,
Duck, stall, avoid defeat,
Then declare victory,
Mission complete...

Equalizer

A device which propels pieces
Of metal at high speed,
Invented to fill a 
Deadly human need...

Weather Report

Sort of funny,
That my head is cloudy,
When the forecast was for sunny...

Indigenous

To them, it was the Wild West,
A new frontier,
Small comfort to us,
Who were already here...

Friday, July 9, 2021

Paradoxical

The pace of vaccinations
Frustratingly slow
The trains all run
On time though...

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Collision Avoidance

Making my explanation,
I was forced to elide,
For sometimes, some things,
Are better to hide...

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Think Positive

Sure, learn lessons from
The life you've led,
But don't dwell on them,
Your best is yet ahead,
Pull off your hair shirt
And shout for joy instead...