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POEM: The Song Of A Million Insects

The Song Of A Million Insects

I stood in the yard of my former wife’s house
and told you (across an ocean) that I worry
there’s no place for me in this world.

A year later I drive by that same yard
on my way to the trailhead
where I park my minivan in lieu of a life.

A million insects are singing
as the moon flirts with an appearance
from behind the smothering clouds.

There’s another minivan in the small gravel lot.
No lights showing inside, no sound.
Two minivans and a million tiny lives.

It’s a miracle to be here at all, I guess.
I have no good answer for Mary Oliver,
so I let the question hang.

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6 September 2022
State College PA

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haiku: Tudek Triptych (27 August 2022)

Tudek Triptych

I embrace the danger
of a bench
under the oak tree

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the quick-step rhythm
of park trail walkers
the slow march of breath

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in the pavilion is a child
with an air horn
I scan the skies for a meteor

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27 August 2022
State College PA

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haiku: 22 August 2022

my legs stay strong
because I never stop moving
not sure that’s worth it

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22 August 2022
State College PA

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haiku: 21 August 2022

watching the storm
from the darkness
of the driver’s seat

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21 August 2022
State College PA

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haiku: 3 August 2022

hotter than
a motherfucker
warm day, too

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3 August 2022
State College PA

Today is the 500th day of the haiku notebook project.

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haiku: 1 August 2022

a raven in the canopy
watches as I pass
each to their own thoughts

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1 August 2022
State College PA

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haiku: 29 July 2022

mysterious mushroom
on the picnic table
where will you take me?

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29 July 2022
State College PA

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