Category: Haiku Kukai

Settle Me – Haiku

sweet sensory rhyme

while lives favor routine

security sublime

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pattern of need

draws circles around truth

reality bleed

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once in summer

every aspect of love

distant a drummer

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I looked in their eyes

only to find dismissal

however blind

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taken apart

piece by piece by peace

beauty is passion

Carpe Diem Special #196 Hamish Gunn’s 2nd “on the street corner”

solitude

unwelcome advance ironic

still alone

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a child sings

notes of melancholy

will the door open

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I watched life

acting out, shedding values

damn it was fun

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too late frantic

realizations of passion

kids will still cry

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lamppost chatter

a warm summer evening

cold hearts

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I wish to breathe

if might love be found

I wish to breathe

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Carpe Diem Special #196 Hamish Gunn’s 2nd “on the street corner”

Searching Haiku

Seventeen years old

frightened, confused, still alone

I wonder how long

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when age begins to

speak vulnerability

eyes remain closed

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recall philosophy

speaks of learning moments

we all begin today

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once when I knew

who we became on that day

the bark peeled away

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loose branches trip fall

the weight of our lives sway

within river’s crest

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I stand alone with

only a memory without why

still seventeen today.