1 tanka/varnish

Ancestor’s judgements
Some analogue picnic of
Misinformation
Churning the precarious
Starlit varnished winter dream

Varnish

1 haiku/saintly

Mossy stone angel
Cemetery concierge
Folk culture mercy

Saintly

Prefix

Midway to extraordinary is
a misunderstood antidote
for nonsense.

Relocation, dislocation, circumnavigation are
subtitles for reuniting
disintegrating cooperation.

Disturb context.
You understand where I’m going?

Fly, darling, fly
where ever the prefixes
discharge.

Relocate

1 haiku/patina

Rusty calm
Dried suburban hush
Autumn patina

 

 

Patina

Lake Side

The lake’s side has become neglect
and the untamed field yields to
seedy, frosty October.
A week ago
there was a harvest riot of milkweed,
goldenrod and thistle seed.
The marigolds look tired.
But here there is a grateful, cheery chickadee.
Good morning.

 

 

Gratitude

1 Haiku/Prefer

Chilly autumn breeze
Rolling errant paper cup
Prefers freedom’s lot

 

 

Prefer

2 Haiku/Surreal

Vigilant sentry
Stalwart suburban bijou
The neighbor’s porch light

 

Hazy autumn lake
Spirited morning mistress
Restraint disappears

Surreal

1 Haiku/Identity

Rye bread, sunny day
Strawberries and sandwiches
Old friends, sweet silence

 

Identity

Other Cars

Hazardous driving,
marriage.
Is it me
or are the other cars
traveling really fast
while my license and
registration
sleeps across the bed?

Risky

Autumn Crusade

Adrift in the October sky

Crescent sun
Afternoon trickster, a lunar prank
Waxing and waning control

A v of geese
Traffic honking, a southward
Autumn crusade

Blue bird, gray water
Dead air, green light
White supremacy, another fraud

Adrift in the October sky

Fraud