Proud and Useful

A journey can be counted in inches or miles, days or years , ease or hardship, today or forget about it. A thing is either built or never will be. But once built it is done. And once done it's fulfilled. Oh, new journeys can be had, for sure, but they are never the same as …

Lost

Yellow sun Blisters Wish for water goes unanswered Yet tomorrow comes   Happy National Haiku Poetry Day

avoiding the draft

The best way to avoid the draft Is to a be a coward And hide from duty And obligation While the rest Of your generation Catches bullets And wastes Their youth For fat old men In Washington Who wage war Against other fat Entitled Politicians In places That feel far away This is the way …

This is the End

of a war that lasted 265 years an old war and old hates filled with bloody battle after bloody battle no family untouched death famine sickness bodies lingering piled up like disappointment no one cares At one time righteous victory was sought wrongs righted then it was about taking back loss than revenge then a horrible …

Squinty Eyes

The one thing I can say that has changed Since the day long ago On which my innocence was lost Is that my eyes no longer squint close when I smile or laugh I don't know when this quirk disappeared I only just realized The girls The ones I want Have stopped Commenting on it …

A Nice Day

walking down  always treacherous especially when it rains even more so when it snows steps to the subway but today the sky blue and sunny the sounds of the city happy maybe too happy notice the homeless man sleeping under unfolded newspapers the smell of piss and vomit no effect it feels like what a perfect …

A Delusion

You know how things go. You see the way people think. You feel their feelings. You can use this innate ability deep within your soul to see everything, the future, the past, intentions, emotions. You know all answers. You decide there is only one reason all this is possible. You must be God. You walk …

Stars and Stripes

Britannia Was The biggest Empire At the time Beaten By a small civilian Military The whole thing An accident And Really There shouldn't Be a USA It should Never Have happened The forefathers Of this upstart nation Should have Been Hung from trees As traitors Yet the ole Stars and stripes Flies Still Two hundred …

Glory and Death

So this is suicide. The moment of death. A silly expedition towards inevitable failure. The monstrosity brings one of his weapons back and all air disappears from the battle field. Then he swings it forward and a hurricane like gale batters all. The commander watches twenty go down with the blow. One of his men …

Cops

When I see cops I think of sharks Predatory beasts Indiscriminately Looking for a meal It’s a matter of fact They are going To get someone They are looking for someone They are hungry Wanting Needing To do their Jobs There is no telling If it’s going to be Me or not I could have …