“silent, in the dark” – Senryu / Haiku

silent, in the dark
twenty bodies breathe. in. out.
armed intruder drill

I do confess there was a little phone watching that was not strictly kosher in such things, but the silence was impressive, because it is so rare.


“free as a firework” July 4th Haiku

free as a firework,
lonesome as a country song;
independence day
No, I haven’t been listening to any Katy Perry today, but did listen to a lot of George Strait 🙂

“tags on vintage walls” – Chiastic Haiku Pair with Ambivalent Thoughts on Graffiti

tattooing old skin
architectural ink
tags on vintage walls

tags on vintage walls
adorned or marred? i’m forced
to see to answer

While driving up St. Louis’ Grand Boulevard today I noticed some graffiti, which was not particularly well done, but then noticed what a lovely old brick warehouse it was on, which I might never have paid heed to at all. Other graffiti is a work of art and the building or wall it is on is bettered by it. I have conflicting, intensely subjective judgments on each piece of graffiti I see.

“the church rummage sale” – A Haiku and Advertisement

alchemy, old dreams to gold;
the church rummage sale

So, if you happen to be in St. Louis this Friday night and Saturday, my church, Grace and Peace Fellowship, is hosting a rummage sale to raise funds for a winter shelter which provides a warm and welcoming place for some women during the cold months. It is certainly a worthy cause, and I believe that often there are some pretty fantastic items to be found!

rummage sale