serendipitous haiku by my love

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” a lot of cats
looked like that cat for a reason
he was their father

didn’t understand
I was understanding him
understanding you

it’s a classic thing
people have in the afternoon
cream tea and a scone

I’ve had a complete
new perspective on the place
bit of nostalgia

the flattest ocean
I’ve ever seen in my life
guy on a surfboard

they all think they’re in
a commercial and they don’t
even realize it

they looked at us like
we had just broken into
alcatraz prison

it’s one thing talking
it’s another thing ranting
they are quite different

you won’t be able
to get clean air anywhere
on this planet soon

you look at the dog
and tell me it’s my fault
you think he is cute

people are trying
to get out of london and
brighton’s a target

seem to be losing
the ability to speak
in my own accent

i’m starting to do
this weird thing smiling at dogs
i do not like it

we’re all going to die
not very useful in a
hurricane is it

you need to balance
make people responsible
with not panicking

when they start to kiss
the feet of the empty chair
know it’s time to go”

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“bring me” haiku in the pool and keep the 200 year flood

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“it’s like bath water”
a nickel for every time
“bring me bar of soap”

“if you could bring me
back a meatball sub for dessert
that would be good”

he was having thai
his in-laws olive garden
the best of both worlds

thai seasons haiku
he wanted olive garden
i wanted pad thai

so i asked his wife
directions to thai seasons
thank him for haiku

he was offering
sweet tea vodka lemonade
you say no thank-you

but then you wonder
simply having no idea
was that one or three

the answer was two
you enjoy the lemonade
floating in window

“i was looking for
my daughter and her husband
have they been gone long”

several hours since
you show her they are still here
she has to bend down

the whole family
should write a book of haiku
my fingers are wet

they stood in the rain
barely drizzling outside
on your sunglasses

“ray charles everyone
he can’t see you but he can
hear you, make some noise”

it was a mistake
the pool shouldn’t be heated
he hit the wrong switch

did i mention that
i would like to have pad thai
“body of baker”

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* day one / the flood of 2015

heathrow heisted my computer haiku

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locked me in the pen
immigration official
at heathrow airport

then he had bad news
all of your luggage missing
computer stolen

when luggage returns
by delta or TSA
never to be found

this the beginning
people who are not british
working everywhere

can count on two hands
all of the people we meet
working in england

he was an arab
immigration official
most of the others

darling fiance
genius in any language
gets me out of jail

they call it the pen
i call it airport prison
where’s my computer?

blown to kingdom come
myrtle beach or atlanta
i bet on heathrow

two hours later
you say i should buy a house
a few weeks later

you withdraw from U
take me to terminal four
my true love to three

you call the wrong place
it’s a long train ride away
he waits for hours

awake for two days
outside in the cold waiting
you page the wrong gate

both ptsd
you don’t know your own airport
gate three is not four

6/8/16
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