This Poet's Dream

These are the fluid lines that spill forth…

Category: Loss

Vegas

A million and one lights

Calling out like sharks

A desperation

Magnified

Magnificent

Most in hope of the big win

Yet

Deal after deal

Hand after hand

Coins drop

Voices lost

Among a million and one

Cheers

Cries of defeat

And the sadness gap

That the gamble will never fill

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Haiku #126

Wearing the coat now

One that made you famous then

Moons set over you

for A.J.

Practice Makes Perfect

Dancing I try

Always you follow

A taste unmet

Between here and there

Futility reigns

Amidst my memory

Time has gone by the wayside

Now

I dance to a new rhythm

Paced by my own heart

Beating for me

No other

I will stand my ground

Until those around me are lifted up

Instead of dragged far down

Haiku #124

Chill of night descends

Calling to lovers long past

Waves recount detail

Yearning

Dancing on the edge of truth

We trained ourselves

For safe response

A calling

Deep within

Sets fire to an already smoldering

Pile of coals

Haiku #122

The seas rise and churn
Washing away, burying
Mama ‘Aina

Irma ’17

Memories Serve Well

We spoke in riddles

Showing faces

Leading the chase

Making moves beyond self

Trusting too much

The fire residing within

No moment rivals

The time we collided

Crashing together

In waves and storms

Riding the flow

Like nothing mattered at all

Free to float

Disguised yet open

Faced with the reality

Existing between worlds

Making time irrelevant

Casting breath upon the glass

Etching heart songs

Turning the wheel of time

Haiku #119

We, like sun and moon

Chase over horizons, rest

Drawing close, but naught

Haiku #118

Our words shine through Luna

Making waves in chest and belly

Open portals glow

This Day and All The Rest

Yes, I hear you

I feel you

Everywhere

Every day

Maui weather rains upon me

Deep into the night

And all through the days

Thoughts still fill my heart and mind

With you

Of bliss

In connection

But there is still

A pain

A different space

One that changed me

And hurt me

Buried within the layers

Of the armour I have donned

I think of the places

Where your claws burned me 

Your pain 

Dug rough and dirty

Pressing hard into my being

My pain

A thousand shards

Cast upon us

In such a dark attempt to be free