Archive for October, 2013


Haiku For Spreading

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Pandemic broke out
people loving each other
I hope there’s no cure

© Chagall 2013

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Snook

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Have you ever been snookered
on a proper snooker table

quite wide
tall
and green:

tight pockets?

 

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Life’s cause to cherish
every drop of oxygen
racing through my blood

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God twirls each navel,
Mom told me, while he exclaims
You are finished – next!

© Chagall 2013

Lilac Outlines

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Even if you do not truly
see them
go on faith
know that they’re
there, faded-away
ghosts, antlers
along the dark . . .
– whispers au derrière foncé.

© Chagall 2013

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A postcard,

inauguration locomotives
slow at small stations
out along the way,

a handbill on the hassock,
ticket-stubs tucked
between reflection and frame.

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Score

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Your nonplussed reaction
to a life so anomalous
is precisely why
it’s Red.

© Chagall 2013

We Part Here

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You are capable
of anything.

Did I not
make myself clear?

There was a period
punctuating the point.

Don’t dally here.

Now go . . .
on your Way.

© Chagall 2013

Progress – no?

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There were rare times
I’d get chosen
before others
and sometimes
that made me happy,

but never did it
make them rue.

© Chagall 2013

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Is the good world
cracking up,
breaking down?

Breaking up,
cracking down.

We are growing in
a different way.

More vain, I think
less social,

despite what the experts say.

Coming up
The New Ideal

stay tuned
and don’t you
miss it.

The world-over thumbs
go up and down
– who said we
couldn’t write novels.

© Chagall 2013

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