jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

ku at Under the Basho

astray

the pond

I lied to

 

magpie chapter

you can tell whose ‘I’

is ripped

 

let it be

if a mollusk’s pulse

corresponds to a fugue

 

the word “seed”

lodged between

my incisors

 

Under the Basho ku, 2019

UtB-ku 2019 https://underthebasho.com/utb-2019/ku/2633-alegria-imperial.html

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summer dusk

summer dusk

a dog sniffs

an empty chair

 

Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay

The Mainichi, Japan’s National Daily, July 2, 2019

 

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inside out (a sequence)

muffled wildness a winnowing sky

coughing out the sphere rogue wind

ashen dust between fingers palm ribs

outlines against the rain bones inside out

eggshell stillness un-swept sun-shreds

conical jaws vs marbles in a skull graveyard issues

empty eyes glued to a rootless ‘O’

dangling words noone follows swollen whiteness

Bones 17 July 15, 2019 (journal of contemporary haiku)

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single haiku (not proficient, the song I used to hear, the train creeps away)

not proficient 

with birdsong 

a plane arriving

 

the song I used to hear

swish-swash 

of a bamboo broom

 

the train creeps away

the hours emptying 

the houses

 

bones 17, July 15, 2019 (journal of contemporary haiku)

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LOGOS AND ANIMUS INTERPRETED

 

if eye-to-eye with a salamander

 

talk Heidegger or

 

drop down flat on your belly

 

hiss if you can

wait for existential footnotes

be sure to tiptoe

 

what if a rat

spews out philosophy

 

like the state of consciousness

in a walnut

 

the brain you ask

 

frog guffaws a croak

in fact, a song

 

confusing reality with logos

frog’s right in that

 

easier to breathe out pretense

 

than tug your tie clear your throat

of animus

 

and begin on a ribbibit

 

otata July 2019

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