“free as a firework” July 4th Haiku

free as a firework,
lonesome as a country song;
independence day
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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
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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

serendipitous
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