A blue crush of words: Haiku Installation #2

The last year was filled with haiku for me. Trying to distill all the emotions and ideas into something small and tangible felt like an important task. Though these are the last of the set I am presenting them as installation #2.

“Judge tenderly of me.”

my heart is pounding / old panic looms upon me / a portal opens


today i make lists / winter’s clock ticks into spring / smoke flows from chimneys


shattered into shards / like cold shrapnel magnified / fragments of my past


intense and heated / the sting does not repel me / such a small defense


what is that calling / that sound that makes me sing out / giving my wings flight


making snow angels / face up to a starry sky / winter shadows fall


wind whispers gently / a secret only the birds hear / it promises spring


black fear rises up / threatens like a tidal wave / get ready to swim


a mystery calls / a puzzle set before me / a (maze) d i move on


dear me, dear you, sigh / the conversation awaits / potent and rippling


a blue crush of words / that were not always my own / heaved upon my shore


with silent swiftness / up the hill and through the mists / ghostly forms appear


why does a lone wolf / ever leave the pack—what call  / do they hear to run


heat blossoms, travels / solar plexus radiates / deep flush overtakes


food loses color / and thoughts become distasteful / eating is a choice


small minds with big hearts / over and over we leave / the patterns emerge


a whittling down deep / something is eluding me / please reveal the grain


my words escaped me/ i was left standing alone/ deep darkness ensued


five seven five breathe / high priest in a passion play / life’s path unfolded


provision of egg/ the accident of my birth / it was no mistake


a gentle black bull/ exhales a long soft hot sigh / green grass gently frames

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