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love haiku

you the ocean
I keep trying to measure
with my tea cup

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Five Humannesses

holding three flowers
thinking only of the fourth
that lost its petals

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valentines
in August, a heart-shaped
hole in the night

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unfolding memories
trying to read through
the creases, the tears

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staring at the aspen
all those living scars
so beautiful

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another hole, another
hole, my wounds make it lovelier
this music

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Two Slips

all that breathing
and not once today did I think
to thank a tree

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that woman
in the mirror
I think she looks familiar

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Two Almosts

rain falls
like shooting stars, one drop
to wish on

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sure it’s shiny
but don’t get close enough to sniff—
barracuda flower

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Four Humblings

I hand you the torch
to burn down these inner walls
then hide the match

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dreaming of being
a poet writing
of dreaming

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at the end
of the sentence a period—
life goes on

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student of rain—
learning the joy
of thirst

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Four What Ifs

dried on the bush
these roses
I never picked for you

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but I have nothing
to sow said the hand
to the plow

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caught in the web
all those dreams
I gave wings

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too soon, I said
to the sun, said the sun,
you are the one who moves

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One

watching you weep
I weep, they are sweet, your tears
in my eyes

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Two Stillnesses

Kneeling in tall grass
I know nothing except
kneeling in tall grass

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in her tiny nest
the tiny hummingbird
how huge my eyes

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Two Springlings

I am not
in any hurry says the earth
to my breath

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turning myself
into blue sky, meeting
you there

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don’t blame me
if the apocalypse comes
before I’m done dusting

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everything
that’s been taken from me
was first given to me

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how easily we say
these words, next week,
as if it will come

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why we plant seeds—
because we’ve made a life
out of old tomorrows

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even though
it’s the thousandth rainbow
still running to look

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