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LOCAL HAIKU 

 

Please note that haikus are to be read twice to get the full impact.

 

1. Worthy of Worship ( When I walk to McNear School)

 

233, 8th St.

Old Pepper Tree has faces

I cannot avoid !

 

2. Unwanted Hitchhikers

 

My  yard, full of burrs

Silent hitchhikers, watching

Hitch rides on my soles

 

3. Conspiracy

 

Every time I turn

Tugging at the garden hose

Looking back, it's stuck !

 

4. Resilient Tree  (By the Electric box near the School Board offices. This tree gets cut each year and yet-)

 

Again and again

From a concrete crack, fearless

A Catalpa tree grows.

 

5. Mystery ( A hallway corner, upstairs in my house)

   

Circling a corner

Dust settles, seems forever

All around is clean.


 

Read at the Aqus Café-Rivertown Poetry Evening, Petaluma, Dec 2, 2019

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