like the waves I tried

but somewhere along the way

lost my heart to stone

cast away to sea only

pushed up on a distant beach


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you leave me again

in a kaleidoscope world

ten thousand visions

each a mirror reflecting

fragments of a broken dream


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from source to soul

detoxify the mirage –

a matrix of lies


each train ride –

a tourniquet of boredom

constricting my heart


character review:

a blank personality –

my poker face


descrying this world

conscientiously objecting

to normalcy


methods twist –

where darkness falls – reason lies

invoking nature


earth, water, air … fire!

fingers twist conjuring shapes

transforming futures


bitter thoughts attack

 inaction’s utter violence –

the calm in my eyes


the mundane facade

before it is unleashed

prepare for the storm


feel the pressure wave:

smell the rain before it falls –

hear the gust – it comes!


sliding doors open

silently disappearing

the calm of the night


this thread I walk –

this tangled web:

where dost it lead?


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The Way Of The Tao

people say they know me – knew me

a poor man – crazy man:

Ha-ha-ha! Ho-ho-ho!

Old and battered but breathing

the subtle things;

but now they say they don’t  – didn’t

unable to rely on appearances – experiences

the sickness is illusion

and it is fortunate to meet

with men wise to the Tao

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Haiku-heights theme: desert

long my shadow falls

across your sheer faces –

the low angled sun


a fine thread sewn

into the curved hips of dunes

footsteps in the sand


each grain of rice climbs

the arcuate dune lifting

ripple by ripple


yearning for water

winds dry the salt on my skin

a deceitful kiss


the sky shimmers

seven colours play

with promise


sand grains jump


emulating rain


just a shower

of heavenly light – all else


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Haiku-heights theme: tree

have you no shame –

flamboyant decoration

simply brazen


the keys coloured sun

conspicuous in your guilt

even grass blushes


in supplication

blood soaked palms raised skywards



fly, wing-ed forms, fly

the gentle rustle – oh listen!

the snake barks

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