Old Soul

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When my damaged heart
can find no sustained relief
you are what my old soul needs
to shake me from my grief.

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Fried Squirrel in Disguise

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My sister and I sat down to supper
looking at our plates we asked
what is this mom?
Fried squirrel, now eat,
do you need some sweet butter?

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Haibun: Twilight

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I sit in the garden at dusk, watching the sky change from turquoise to amber red gold. The silhouettes of the trees are in stark contrast, midnight black against a vivid palette. I take a sip of bold red wine- it’s a cabernet kind of day. Deep, dark, dry and mysterious.
There is a sadness within me for which I have no name. Is it my dear mother, holding my hand from heaven? Or my old soul, yearning again for the playful freedom that the young take for granted?
And then I know, it is love fading into the shadows.

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She Should

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She should forget her passions and innermost desires
incinerate her wants and needs
build a gasoline fired funeral pyre
tie them all to the killing stake
burning away her emotions
as her soul forsakes
who she is.

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Darkness

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Darkness rides
on wings of ravens

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See

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I see you, standing there
with your passionate eyes
feasting on my supple body
a steady throbbing deep inside
do you want this maiden fair?

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Tanka: A Beautiful Mess

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Come frolic my love
cool Spring breezes whispering
hot passion stolen
under bright stars canopy
sway my darling, to our song.

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