haiku

doe and fawn emerge
near our fenceless spring garden
we romantics smile

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haiku

nature’s little bugs
thrive on this warmer planet
if only we cared

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haiku

it will turn out ok
our ups and downs make us strong
at least so you say

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haiku

orange sunrise means heat
lemon sunlight delivers
i drink grapefruit juice

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haiku

sunset clouds hold light
reluctant to ride the night
i am almost done

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haiku

nature has its way
can we not pray about this
it’s not that simple

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haiku

gray fox eats brown hen
including the chicken fat
my mom skims it off

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poem

are we too human
or not human enough
we err. that’s human
in fact, the inhuman is very human
but we also enjoy the milk of human kindness
and so we have hope, which springs eternal in our human breast
let us scan stories, then, of human interest, for positive signs
of our humanity

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poem

a broken promise
shared in a broken whisper
followed by a broken heart

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poem

summer flowers die
i sit on my weathered bench
waiting for next spring

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