and then the flying walendas II & three sharks haiku

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twenty four hours
a long line of fish swimming
away from the sea

where are you going
do you have coups in the sea
searching for something

you’re going to save
ali mohammed al nimr
no humans can stop

terror on the land
suddenly they’re twice as fast
flying walendas

twenty at a time
please do not tickle the shin
only your fancy

ten thousand sea birds
nary a one go hungry
fish for everyone

couple sits in surf
middle age middle of fish
walendas jump high

the man just stood up
came to ask if i would like
“see sharks in the wild”

i shake my head no
three very large sharks dining
of course, the minnows

i backed up ten feet
now hundreds of mullet jump
shark the reason why

we’re only five peeps
against these three south beach sharks
they’re full to the gills

actually just moi
four halfway back to hotel
after last haiku

just three sharks and me
back up again to dry land
and do the mouse scream

scarier alone
all three perpendicular
you have shark side view

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9/26/15

teddy toddler turtle and elevator dog haiku

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10/11/15

walking on the bridge
teddy bear toddler on leash
daddy other end

then you see they’re twins
mother walking teddy too
then small dog walks by

on his mother’s leash
tiny toddler’s tiny dog
daddy turns around

end of the boardwalk
“feel like i’m walking a dog”
that’s what it looks like

you’re walking two dogs
and two dogs passing also
next a dalmation

taller than children
holding a giant turtle
men under the bridge

searching for something
forever home for turtle
finding in the surf

he didn’t belong
home of turtles and ducklings
pointing to the pond

a very long walk
for both man and the turtle
they tell you thank-you

you tell them thank-you
turtle bobbing in the surf
now he’s back to life

he’s on holiday
people usually bring bread
he will be happy

mother and jaden
jogging by me with haiku
two hours later

“hello again it
turned out to be a nice day
i am so happy”

from two poems ago
both wave while jogging by surf
changing directions

elevator dog
father explains etiquette
tells him look to left

he doesn’t listen
looking to the right at me
wagging his cute tail

rub his ears three floors
neither of us listen to
smiling dog parents

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you can have anything that you desire

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on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me :
baked eggplant parmesan, spaghetti and cornbrea ad dress ing, a rucksack, hugo boss pajamas and a marc chagall stained glass painting…

on the second day of christmas my true love gave to me:
too many gifts to remember , the most beautiful silver prototype heart broach in the world , and i gave him a yiddish dic tion ary…

on the third day of christmas my true love gave to me:
the fifth day at the beach of seven ty degrees, because he’s magic and this warm weather in december has never before been seen….

on the fourth day of hanukkah my true love gave to me:
a forty pound lunch , a parrot fish with blue lips,weedy sea dragons, royal blue fish with yellow fins, sharks who swim above our head with perfect teeth , pizza , a large piece of chocolate fudge guarded by fort knox and a three hundred dollar trip to the aquarium …

on the fifth day of christmas my true love gave to me:
the pearl from my mother’s ring that i lost , because he can find any thing

on the sixth day of christmas my true love said to me:
would you like me to put the kettle on
he gives me this gift eve ry day
herbal tea to hy drate me
that’s the best gift you see
cause toxic mold dehydrates me
then he carries the heavy chair, umbrella ,water and everything i need to the beach
because he’s the strongest man in the world

on the seventh day of christmas my true love gave to me:
aphrodite’s good luck ring
she threw from cypress sea
a ring just for me
traveling from a twenty year jour ney

thirteen vegetables
fourteen if you count the pumpkin pie
two gorgeous umbrellas
polo ralph lauren pajamas
and three hours at the grocery store
in a carib bean haze

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spoonful of sugar
will help the marmite go down
most delightful way

creek of consciousness haiku

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calm sea an oyster
one day you will find ray ban
in the south of france

sea spits sunglasses
right before your very toes
my serotonin

endorphins also
carrying tiny shih tzu
walking on the beach

enkephalins too
she wears her own sunglasses
cool tiny scarf

never eats your lunch
she plays beach blanket bingo
not with your repast

the love of my life
protects me from triangles
surrounding window

not hamantaschen
different type of triangle
hole in the middle

no one ever needs
protection from a lovely
prune hamantaschen

i will protect you
from horrible commercials
mission possible

they will self destruct
remedy changing channels
volumes by volume

middle of the night
like my jewish grandmother
making all the beds

the last four girlfriend’s
have been vegetarians
devour a burger

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lizard loves jazz haiku

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green anode lizard
haven’t seen you in ages
what’s up on your wall

don’t get a splinter
striking out the other day
dear lizard warning

labor day labor
fireworks and cookouts top
he’ll still be vaping

lifeguards have to work
bouncers have to bounce you out
porgy and bess sing

“fish gotta swim, birds
gotta fly, i’ve got to love
one man til i die”

really not a law
never love a narcissist
love the one you’re with

two and a half hours
guiness book of world records
vaping hall of fame

love the saxophone
you will now be entering
love of friday jazz

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slow down let her catch you

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they’re going places
black sabbath opening act
“hey slow down buddy

there’s a good looking
woman chasing you , she is
right behind you man”

“i’ll let her catch me”
happily contented man
yelling at joggers

he gives us haiku
while duck is looking at me
questioning manner

trying to follow
cocking his head to one side
duck day afternoon

folks walking around
giant martini glasses
the size of fish bowls

important notice
ideas for the board meeting
not surf board ideas

a cowboy post stands
practice shooting cans off of
crane likes to sit here

watching tiny crabs
september butterfly flies
rebuild crab city

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flying high in the sky haiku

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now cocktail hour
roasted peanuts and raisins
cessna flying by

low passenger plane
three windows in front of us
a minute later

plane turns around shore
flying a little higher
probably cocktails

mother and father
seagulls at same altitude
top of each other

way off to the side
probably not their baby
not close family

nesting in green palm
flapping wings at the same time
floating in the next

“party going on
right here a celebration”
through the hemisphere

traveling north bound
nonstop hundreds of birds fly
a lobster buffet

birds read the plane’s sign
they’re going out for dinner
what is to stop them

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umbrella in paradise

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just the two of us
asleep tropical island
sleep for the weary

tiny bites devour
only price you have to pay
immense happiness

animals hunger
we are not what’s for dinner
gull of sea above

unlike judy dench
dining three breakfasts a day
never a fry up

people stop and stare
no where else on earth you see
sheer delight within

john travolta lands
cat scratch fever at your door
biting your elbow

thanks for ocd
and the charming handsome prince
best man of all men

luck of the irish
a magical expression
destined happiness

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the fish have shadows ,ducks have kung foo

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bird sanctuary
butterflies and crabs run free
three crabs are swimming

thousands on the land
still running away from friends
four fish float downstream

racing fish by land
i think they’re going to win
first to the ocean

band practice cancelled
only five to six fishes
in three different groups

fish so very clear
easier seeing shadows
seagull siesta

one hour by sea
know you will not have to move
the fish still coming

middle of the stream
she rubs sunscreen on his back
before their long walk

declare and decree
couples walking everywhere
paired at two o clock

people sitting high
on the room in the middle
of two large hotels

ten thousand a night
september sand dollar lies
somewhere on the beach

quacking and kung foo
everybody was kung foo
and a big raccoon

man on the boardwalk
speaking of this to his wife
bird knows where to stand

i guarantee you
the seagull will catch a fish
before the man does

not even an inch
tadpoles zigzagging away
no destination

follow you upstream
seagull must have caught a fish
she has disappeared

bird in indoor pool
contemplating three feet deep
no life preserver

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butterflies and dragonflies haiku

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see you everywhere
butterflies and dragonflies
the dance of ballet

twenty to fifty
dragonflies fly at one time
on the same level

queen victoria
breezing around each other
mating waltz of love

choreography
should be holding sleeping masks
and the eyes have it

you all look alike
do you have the same feelings
marry brother’s wife

minuet minute
the manhattan of beaches
among the sea oats

“i bet if you give
that shark a big hug and kiss
it will stop Caleb”

“let’s go to the beach”
if you are not at the beach
why is there a shark

“cigars cigarettes”
most likely to not succeed
as a cigar girl

they would fire you
after first nanosecond
and who could blame them

two planes are flying
advertising the same time
one plane flies higher

the noisiest plane
selling geico and lobsters
neither one kosher

low flying seagulls
would you like to carry signs
it pays handsomely

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