gravid moon

poetry

Haiga

the miles

separating us

mustard fields

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Haiga / 2/8/21

ice floes

tonight the moon

is still

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Desert Storm

1.

Swirls of golden smoke rose slowly from my blazing coffee pot. The dusty car at a distance slithered and crawled up the winding road. Sitting in the shack I watched the sand snaking its way up, keeping pace with the car and pelting it with sand particles as if it held a grudge against the driver. I had planned to go dune bashing but for the ominous tone of the desert.

2.

The next day morning remnants of what the desert spat out, the sand particles consume me. I am cloaked with gloves of voluminous dust. I take another sip of coffee. The pungent aroma of the milieu and coffee leaves me breathless. The greens are choked and there is sand art on pavements outside.

3.

I try to remove the sand on my hair as I wipe the aurulent sheen on the window pane.  A bunch of men wipe the dust from the tables and chairs in the opposite shack. An old dusty car crawls to a halt and parks, blaring the music of Led Zepplin.

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11/9/2020

11/9/2020

springtime

under the headstone

a warbler’s song

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10/19/2020

jasmine fragrance the creaking wooden gate

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08/28/2020

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low tide

first breath of sunset

on the gull’s wings

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07/13/2020

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Ibis

the flight

that never took off

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haiga/07/15/19

 

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Haiga/07/15/19

rainbow flakes

every house in the village 

painted new

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Haiga/06/29/2019

06/29/2019

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wobbly legs

the scarecrow in the yard 

stands stronger

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Haiga/03/21/19

03/21/2019

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November frost

a train chugs

into winter

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