you make every day of my life valentine’s day , not only february

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february 2 2017
you were made for me
most wonderful kindest man
the entire world

sweet and wonderful
how you remember things
you don’t make mistakes

you wash the dishes
the kitchen is beautiful
i couldn’t do that

you can feel my pain
and you make it go away
the love of my life

we went to beach cove and you also carried heavy chairs and you spoke in poetry unintentionally, constantly for 10 minutes . one of the nine haiku ,i wrote down before i could forget was

once i made that move
indicating the dog’s lead
i had to take her

you said you would help me go back and read the writing and figure out what i wrote. you help me every day, with everything, and i love you dearly. you are my life. i have never had anyone help me with anything, except my mother and father.

feb 1 2017

we watch the young pope
and go to little river
you ask what i want

i wish i had told you where i wanted to go, when that was the wrong place , b/c they had closed 2 years earlier,but i am happy whatever we do and it was wonderful
lying in your arms ,watching tv and watching you do the funniest dance during the commercials.

feb 3 2017

“i wasn’t doing
a monkey impression , i
was just being me”

“it was a moment of self awareness that unnerved me”

“acting like ancestors”

you always seem to love,whatever i cook.i wish it was as good as you say, b/c you deserve the best food every day of your life, after what you have been through.you don’t want me to criticize it and you said the risotto alone, without the salmon and dressing would be a meal to most people….

feb 5 2017

i have decided
everything should be placed
in clean handkerchiefs

you are the funniest person, a comedian,a poet ,a writer , professor, explainer,a psychologist, a massage therapist, a fixer of everything, handsomest, kindest, a genius , the most beautiful, interesting ,calm voice and many, many other things every day of your life. you are also the most talented person .
i would never trade you for anyone or anything .

feb 6 2017
we had baked beans from england ,scrambled eggs, vegetarian sausage patties and wierd al yankovich for breakfast. you are an american now and grits.and he solved our only problem, he said when the food gets cold reheat it….don’t get upset ,reheat it.

feb 8 2017

i love how at the conway courthouse you said it wasn’t a waste of time, b/c we learned something.
we go to the beach and you give me your hat to keep the sun out of my eyes and i feel ugly, but you are magic and tell me it looks good. you know how to solve everything.
then you hugged me all night…we change sides back and forth, b/c our backs hurt, but i still think it’s the most wonderful life : anything with you is….also, you got me doughnuts at the store, you said i needed them.

The Only THING I NEED IS YOU.

feb 9 2017
so very sweet how you vacuum all the feathers from the quilt, wash dishes and eat a banana pancake b/c you say you knew i wanted you to and say to make it more even, but it’s not true. you do everything.i could never make it even. i wish i could make it more even .you take the best care of me

before dinner you said we have our own language. people wouldn’t know. we went to bed at 7:15 and watched beach pillows and peter coyote national parks. we are the first people to take pillows to the beach. i love how you cover my ears ,so i don’t hear the bad things and the other night you knew to cover my eyes. you hugged me tight and made a circle with your fingers to turn the other way, to the right and then you cuddled up close to my chalk outline. remember the street in brighton with the doggy chalk outlines.
at the end of beach pillows the lady was singing i really don’t know and you started singing neither do i and you sounded just like her.

feb 10 2017

we went to the beach and had a good time walking at briarcliff for half an hour ,until the wind blew the umbrella so hard, we had to go back and we were so tired.you said you enjoyed the walk anyway. so we went to beach cove and sat under the wind, in a different spot,by the pool and you said you loved the wrapped sandwich, in a napkin, b/c you didn’t have to worry about washing your hands. so i will wrap both halves…i don’t think i have been doing that,my brain…i love how you say things and know how to.i really wish i did, b/c i always feel bad the way i say them.
then we sat, where we enjoy sitting and you say something hilarious about the wind and also you found a gray sock somewhere today, funny, also…i can’t say.

then you accidentally say four haiku that i was fast enough to write and then this when i got home.i wish i had remembered everything & a fast typist knew shorthand:

you are not riding
the hobby horse the hobby
horse is riding you

the only way you
get good medical treatment
is to pay for it

the gulls are getting
exponentially worse now
every single week

i think it was a
territorial display
hubris staring

it isn’t even half of february or valentine’s day yet

feb 13 2017

(you always explain how you are feeling ,so i will understand and i think it’s the most wonderful thing when you do that or i would be sad thinking i was making you upset….
the histamines are making you not feel well. i tell you i wish i could do something to make you feel better and you say, again

just keep smiling at me like that
~

siberian husky loves jazz too II haiku

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fly me to the moon
somewhere over the rainbow
also behind you

if someone asks you
to repopulate the moon
the least you can do

fly me to the moon
vegas for belgian waffles
margarittavile

siberian dog
here again for the live jazz
just like last friday

parked on your golf cart
watching the sun in the clouds
three ladies photos

husky is husky
enjoying the atmosphere
loves rubbing his ears

day trader by day
sax maniac by evening
moon shines high above

we’re in a new york
state of mind even though we’re
south carolina

never before heard
ipanema of jobim
last sinatra notes

suddenly a dream
chlorine affect’s ones hearing
answer lies on moon

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9/25/15

every tern a season haiku

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9/18/15

standing by egret
we have egret on standby
sneaky baby bird

the terns are watching
to every tern a season
we are all waiting

a golf announcer
egret has sneaking long legs
beak has missed twice now

stand by for lift up
these are very tiny fish
fourth try and no dice

you might want to think
about becoming a nice
vegetarian

because two dozen
would only be a light snack
can’t even catch one

minnows are swimming
happily away from bird
walking by their side

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serendipitous haiku by my love II

~

“it was predicted
news would become sillier
in the seventies

the three presented
with their perfect little beards
perfect little suits

(van gogh experts on bbc)

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

frankly some of the
only normal people i’ve
seen here are drunks

what are you doing
sneaking around behind my
view,blindsided me

all you have to do
is rally someone to hate
and they’ll vote for you

(trump)

I answer this guy
when you say look at the sky
you say don’t pun me

Brighton used to be
the liberal capital
country of england

tell me more of your
mosquito and purell tales
wait with baited breath

(mosquitoes like perfume & in purell)

blind leading the blind
paragraph about the beer
no percent content

is your dress dry yet
are you finished with it now
just use my hanger

don’t know how many
years i have carried this bag
but it’s time has come

cross that off the list
things you can do comfortably
can do with your life

(basketball)

doc wife rips scrotum
these are the success stories
of my country

waitresses big smiles
that disappear the minute
they turn the corner

no one would have thought
he’d take the experiment
this far with the jeans

quite a good tee shirt
Apologies In Advance
back lawyer’s email

~

“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”

`
* day one / the flood of 2015

may two three love haiku

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you carry my chair
sent the elevator back
fixed the noisy bath

carried my iced tea
suckle tea from your briefcase
the entire sea

let me use your lap
as my own comfortable chair
after walking far

when i am tired
and can’t walk any farther
the coat off your back

carry furniture
from one condo to other
when people make fun

of the luggage cart
even though they stare at us
every single time

“monkey behavior”
and that’s just the last six hours
of may twenty third

~

fish have band, birds have choir and sharks play poker haiku

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9/25/15

you are so tiny
jumping out of the water
from two feet away

when you turn around
to see the fish behind you
they make a circle

all at the same time
must be friday band practice
stop searching for shells

fish are excited
fisherman stopped to catch bait
in only one net

went back to fishing
because he caught so many
you can just reach down

she takes the photo
seventy birds singing songs
choir practice too

slowly following
fish back upstream to the pool
choreography

much needed practice
sound like baby chickadees
peeping from chicklets

when you’re almost back
to where the water’s waist deep
shark came two fridays

a group of fourteen
guy carrying a big stick
forgetting these guys

twenty feet apart
two women stand with leashes
long measuring stick

men holding notebooks
the water is two feet deep
girl dropped her iphone

watch her recover
in the fast moving water
lady with big stick

laughs as something crawls
who knows what they are doing
wet and giggling

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