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HAIKU FOR HELEN

SWELTERING, MELTING

HOUSTON OPENS ITS ARMS WIDE

EATS MY DESERT COOL

-selah-

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HE DIED ONLY LAST WEEK

Snow watered tulips

pushing through winter compost.

Signs of life! So rude.

QUICKLY

After Tuesday’s snow –

heavy, wet, breaking branches –

Wednesday’s sun was sweet.

 

FALL ON THE ROCKS

Virginia Creeper

bleeding down my back rock wall.

Snow is on its way

10/11/16

INTERLOPER

I see you bindweed

riding Virginia Creeper

across the back wall.

Do not even think

I will allow you to stay,

after all the hail.

 

 

8/6/16

TRIP

Blasted purple eye!

I meant only to arrive,

not fly up the steps

.

 

DEFIANCE

Hail be damned!  Lilies,

despite annihilation,

thumb their bright noses

 

6/26/16

VINCA MAGIC

My sweet Lord!  that hill

awash with heavenly blue

soothes a heavy heart

 

 

 

AND NUMBER THIRTY

Haiku to end the run

***

April is complete

Snow storms, broken trees, Easter

thirty poems in…

WET CLEAN UP ON FIVE

Do not just stand there!

Mop up that spreading blind sludge

well before dinner!