Friday, February 3, 2023

INDIFFERENCE, a poem

 

The life rafts of indifference

and taking for granted

carried them through

a desert of disconnection

 

She went on a voyage

of discovery

that ended with her finding

that he was a superior man

 

Her transformation

into an enticing woman,

her smile, her joie de vivre

brought him back to her

Saturday, January 21, 2023

THE SHARK, haiku

 

The shark is swimming

The lovely girl is swimming

Fresh meat for dinner

 

 

 

Saturday, January 7, 2023

BOSS, a poem

 

Boss, that workplace

term of subservience

spoken aloud

rankles my ears

Distaste

 

How sweet instead

is the sound of skipper,

rolling off the tongue,

light to the ears

Tolerable

 

In our republic,

no-one is a master,

no knee bending

to the monied or elected

Dignified

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

THE INVITATION, Haiku

 

May I have this dance?

A moment of decision

Happiness for two

 

 

Friday, November 25, 2022

THE BRAYING AUTOCRAT, a poem

The braying autocrat

exposed democracy

as a fragile work of art

enjoyed by connoisseurs

of self government

Threatened by the dupes,

the unappreciative,

the low-lifes, the racists

following their leader

toward the abyss of past tense

or frightenly, to dominance

  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

WILLIE, Haiku

 

Willie, an Airedale

A great companion and guard

The essence of dog

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

FOUL WEATHER, a poem

 

 

Pounding in the night

Lightning etched black clouds

Limbs ripped from trees

Walls of racing water

 

The onslaught has passed

Lightning flashed harmlessly

Roof remained in place

Cellar stayed dry

 

Winter was the worst

Starting with a chill

Lingering bitterness

Of unhappiness

 

In June’s soft warmth

Flowers bloomed again

Harsh weather forgotten

Th home had endured