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    Keep perspective loose --
    in the foreground are monsters
    of inattention

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    Of inattention
    I have many good stories.
    I teach teenage kids.
    Last edited by Debio; 04-16-2012 at 09:55 AM. Reason: oops, left off a word

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    Respect for my lawn
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    shotgun with rock salt!

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    Shotguns with rock salt,
    the best way to spend the day
    watching young ones flee

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    Watching young ones flee,
    I pick out all the grannies
    And bite off their heads.

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    "And bite off their heads,"
    the Elder God said to me.
    I can't disobey.
    Last edited by Debio; 04-21-2012 at 01:25 PM.

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    I can't disobey
    the mandate of the old oaks:
    acorn, leaf, bright knife.

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    Acorn, leaf, bright knife—
    survival of the fittest
    quickly forgotten.
    Last edited by B.D. Eyeslie; 04-23-2012 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quickly forgotten,
    empty melodies of youth;
    bitter notes sustain.
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    "Nolite te bastardes covfefendum" -- Anon.

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    Bitter notes sustain
    melody's rise to sweetness
    and keep its tone fresh.

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    "...and keep its tone fresh"
    said the pen to the poet
    writing new poems.
    ~Poppy~


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    Writing new poems
    to a deadline, while at work,
    makes for poor choices.

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    Makes for poor choices
    computers, cell phones, TV's
    googlized nation

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    Googlized nation:
    goggle-eyed rancor rookies
    hashing up old news.

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    Hashing up old news?
    Then I will do no tweeting
    here in my haiku.
    ~Poppy~


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    here in my haiku
    breath rises for a moment,
    stills, and then exhales
    Fall in love all over again...

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    Stills, and then exhales--
    a deathbed scene for a king,
    a lions last gasp.

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    A lion's last gasp.
    Cadence-heavy summer sun
    drums on cracked, red earth.

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    Drums on cracked, red earth
    executioner's footsteps
    each further apart

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    Each further apart,
    the only one who will come
    between us is time.
    ~Poppy~


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    Laughing girl, listen:
    Dewy droplets, one-by-one.
    Plink plink, sweet pea.
    Last edited by kkbe; 04-28-2012 at 12:27 AM.
    From 'EFFIN ALBERT:
    Somebodyís shaking me. Somehow Iím flat on the ground but before I can think about that Jerkface is grabbing my arm and hauling me up.
    ďWhereís Albert?Ē I say, except it donít sound like me īcause my tongueís sticky and I ainít got no spit.
    He donít answer that. Instead he says, ďStupid kid. Jesus Christ. Come on.Ē
    Jerkface donít let go of my arm. Heís kind of lifting-dragging me to the car. I donít know why heís holding on so tight, maybe īcause Iím wobbly or maybe so I donít run away, not that I could right then. Not even.

    /kk's blog will return/

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    between us is time
    around all of us is space
    no space to waste time
    If I'd had more time, I'd have written a shorter letter. Mark Twain

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    No space to waste time,
    no poems to give for free
    except to you, friend.
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    Except to you, friend,
    worlds tumble end over end.
    Come give me your hand.

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