poem

nature’s penalties
are not called that but instead
just consequences

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poem

each page a day
each chapter a life
each book a family

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poem

itinerant bird
sees me study my bird book
he’s not on the page

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poem

we’re being tested
by indifferent forces
for us it’s life or death

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silver lining

carpet bombing is
a war crime but not an issue
now we can nuke things

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haiku

no family trust
for the earth as we spend it
all now on ourselves

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haiku

the sloth will hang with
other local sloths but not
right-side up like us

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haiku

our debt to the world
precarious existence
payment coming due

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haiku

in this my country
all we lack is clean water
clean air and freedom

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haiku

what manner of world
is this with all its wonders
displayed but wasted

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