haiku

individuals
pass but the rest carry on
each life leaves traces

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closer than

separated by an ocean
we were closer than before
each word from the other to be cherished
savored
valued
repeated
each word to the other mined from deep within
considered
weighed
repeated

and now at last together again
will we speak as we embrace

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haiku

quarantined at home
at first we argue but then
we see each other

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haiku

leave the city behind
in wilderness stand still
majestic feeling

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bluebird

i am a cage in search of a bird
ask your mom what that means
i want to catch the bluebird of happiness
ask your mom what that is
i want the bluebird inside me so i’ll be happy
ask your mom if she does this
then sometimes i’ll let the bluebird go
ask your mom if she gets sad
other people need the happy bird sometimes
do you get sad
i let the sad blackbird fly into me instead
when you are sad we can swap our birds that way
your mom can help

for dVerse Poetics and Tale Weaver