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Holiday Reprise: “Santa’s Setback”

This is a note to tell you
that Wall Street has taken away
the things I really needed:
my workshop, my reindeer, my sleigh.

I now make my rounds on a jackass;
he’s old and crippled and slow.
So, if you don’t see me come Christmas,
I’ll be out on my ass in the snow.

Santa on a jackass

Santa mounts a new challenge.


[Editor’s note: original appeared in Dec. 2012, but brought back because it still applies. And because I can.]

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Silly Saturday: “Santa’s Setback”

This is a note to tell you
that Wall Street has taken away
the things I really needed:
my workshop, my reindeer, my sleigh.

I now make my rounds on a jackass;
he’s old and crippled and slow.
So, if you don’t see me come Christmas,
I’ll be out on my ass in the snow.

Santa on a jackass

Santa mounts a new challenge.

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Liquid mirror

So many puddles. /
Each rain drop muddles the world. /
Liquid, dark mirror.

[Editor’s note: This Haiku was a response to one found on another blog. However, when I reblogged the original and my response. Neither one came out very well. Seems the reblogging technology doesn’t comprehend haiku. Anyway, here is my haiku.]

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Spoken words

I crave the sound of your voice,
the touch of your syllables to my ear,
a kindness of words only you can speak.
Sentences that mean nothing
when spoken by others –
a clattering of consonants to these empty ears –
are wonder of time on your lips.
Your voice carries the lightness of words,
the weight of our history,
and the magic of the moment yet to be.

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The crash

Again, Firefox crash.
Hopes dashed that broken was fixed.
User shutting down.

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Every here and then

Yes, we all must live /
in the here and now — at least /
every now and then.

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Three leaves

Three leaves gather rain. /
Heavy with sky, touch the ground. /
Glistening repose.

Three leaves

Three leaves heavy with rain.

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