Vanilla Wafers

There are a lot of gods besides GOD.
There were.
There are.
There will be.
And for today
I’ll eat 5 cookies.

Put It Together

Balsa wood airplane
Flat in the package
Put it together
Flimsy and doesn’t fly well
If it does remarkably fly across the room or yard
“Ooh” and “Aah” in wonder
Then the craft sits in a drawer
Or on a shelf (an imaginary hangar?)
Distant friendship


Heaven or hell?
Is that it?
Final victory left to
Minty fresh breath coated with fluoride
The scourge of a mouth of stinking rot.


Maybe you are acquainted with despair
An unruly affliction
My neighbor comes to borrow
I wonder, “will she ever go to the grocery?”


1 haiku/planet

Andromeda’s bright
And billion winking children–
We are not alone


It’s All Nonsense

Sketching birds and poetry
What a bunch of nonsense
Birds will perch on the railing
Poems will ink about the page
Whether I do anything at all
So what a bunch of nonsense

The bird, a propagandist of flight
A poem of nonconformity

The bird, a delusion for freedom
A poem for paradise

The bird, a mystery of strength
A poem of repetition

The bird, an adaptable stranger
A poem all seduced and pampered nuance


1 haiku/leaf

Autumn goldenrod
Evening devotional
Touched by King Midas


I Do Not Agree

No, no, no that’s not right at all
Not entrenched
No, not at all
The premise, slender loss
The action, irregular loss
The emotion, tenuous loss
There is no such thing as frail entrenchment
Just a mighty haze
Being pushed around in a baby carraige



Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #167

Snowflakes on her nose
A touch of winter magic
Hit or miss wonder

Touch the sky, miss earth
Land on earth, long for heaven
Never satisfied

Everywhere You Shouldn’t Be

every time you try
Every poet and painter
every sculptor and composer
before the paper
before the canvas
before the clay
before the notes
Every attempt
an effort to include all
Every word
every bird
salted gluttony
Words hijack and sketches
pull until you are
everywhere you shouldn’t be
Wear a jacket
pull up the hood
Maybe they won’t recognize you
and your sin


Low Pressure

A hieroglyph appeared on the dash
Low tire pressure
A week of airport parking too much
Row 10/Ground level
Somehow a disappointment
Try to do better next time

Infrastructure, and all

Car manufacturers use
Hieroglyphs for tire pressure
Cuneiform for engine problem
Runes for temperature warning
So much to malfunction
Try to do better next time

Infrastructure, and all

1 haiku/thorny

Buffalo Botanical Garden

Misplaced Saguaro
Northern botanic garden
Make believe desert