Tag Archives: short

Paint won’t stick in the rain / Towns and Trains

Repainting a sign to Lamphum
Scraping first, flakes land on bricks
Paint won’t stick in the rain

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Short pants schoolkids…

Short pants schoolkids
hoot-owling now
echo in the courtyard

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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I know the city but not the name / Towns and Trains

Tom Waits warbles low
This train isn’t downtown bound
I know the city but not the name

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Spangled golden robes / Towns and Trains

This train was made in Japan
In the middle of last century
Last night’s was Chinese livery
Rolling past Siam’s majesty

This photo is omnipresent
Framed with bunting black and white
3 inches higher than the crown prince
His life largely a untold

Childhood snapshots
Like a young Kennedy
3 wives in Germany
Spangled golden robes
Draping enough to hide

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Splendid green abundance / Towns and Trains

Observed:
hemp, cultivated and railside,
in splendid green adundance

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Stumbled upon…

Stumbled upon
seafoam eyes
your seashell held to my ear

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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Document in my diary… / Towns and Trains

I document in my diary
But i often miss a day or two
I‘ll fill in the blanks eventually
The same i do with you

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Swirling years past…

Swirling years past
glinting in an eye
recalls a story

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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