June Sequence

July 5th, 2012

Responsive haiku from Sabah and Christina Nguyen written in June, 2012.

 

always kissing
the surprise in your
noble walk

jack-in-the-box
the upward spring of
a sunflower

beneath juniper silence—
a rain that sambas

rattling
no poison
at the tail end

left behind an adolescence
tainted in green skullduggery

alive
without idolatry
Shakespeare’s Hamlet

midnight heat
Lear’s dementia robed in fog

lambswool a sneeze into toilet paper

clear your music
soloing my breath into
fingers of rain

morphine
deep in the veins
of the bass sax

on your lips
i taste the free world

falling
eyes closed
heart open

love:
beaded whisper
in my
bamboo-creased body

first kiss
waves lapping
the lunar shore

each meeting,
a nordic denouement; a
forest of breeze

snowflakes
don’t ask
why

one blue eye
pulling in
a sky

tug of war
no need to seek
nesting swallows

end of the
driveway–
poverty waves

dear neighbor tucked in with stars and stars and stars

midnight- remembering
remembrances opaque skies

drinking too much
we trip over
old ideas

our talk near the edge
of the pond tumbleweed wind

English sparrows the way we stomp out fires

persian carpet lining our
differences

the softness
of her voice
it’s just blood

his walk
redefining my
womanrites

despite invitations
we never belong
here

received your mail
all life pauses in
the late afternoon

softly
deeply
nap time

osmanthus leaves
she. i.
warm coral shells

lullabies
swaying from the pouch
of the kangaroo

dusk comes—
evening sabbaths
in and out

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