Jun 21

Dreams

Haiku Creation
Jeremiah and Janet
June 12, '17

I see strange visions
They all thrive with no order
They whisper the truth

They whisper the truth
In snippets and wisps of wind
As the moon shines full

As the moon shines full
The street lights signal the roads
The streets are quiet

The streets are quiet
My engine purrs like a cat
Together we wait

Together we wait
The turn signal ticks and tocks
The street light is red

The street light is red
Music lingers in my head
Remembering you

Remembering you
Pondering on what we had
As if you miss me

As if you miss me
I don't see how a monster
Of your stature could

Of you stature could
Even fathom seeing this,
You and I a pair

You and I a pair
Like socks or gloves, but mismatch
From separate places
Jun 20

Blue

Jun 19

Night Light

I write in the night.
My pen softly rubs against the paper in magenta cosmos light.
Blue galaxies scattered across my words.
Blue galaxies from the blue symbol on the sock I've used to dampen my bright flashlight so as not to wake my family.
May 28

A Dark Haiku

Apr 19

April in Stills

I scroll backwards through my photographs.
A sturdy mixture of screenshots, notes to self as reminders, homework assignments, the occasional cringe-worthy selfie, a quote or cartoon that resonated in one social media feed or another, screenshots that capture a fondness between two friends.
And then, there are the photographs I took.
A sight I wanted to capture.
A moment I hoped to remember.
April 2017.
Apr 19

Current Thoughts of a Grumpy Person: Breathing By June


Current Thoughts of a Grumpy Person: Breathing By June

There is fuzz on my sweater
My house is cold.
The fridge lacks leftovers to find dinner among
I'm fed up with screens
Word thinks Spanish words are spelled wrong
It is rainy and wet
and windy and cold
and homework about climate change, natural disasters, anthropogenic sources of
pollution, toxic materials, destroyed habitats
species on their ways to extinctions 
humans dying
lack of food
lack of water
lack of plant life in soil
too many humans
too many particles of CO2
too many fossil fuels
too many non renewable resources
what the freaking, WHAT are we thinking?
are we thinking?
how many of us are thinking?

Audio download:
Breathing By June.m4a
Apr 14

Same


It's so relieving to know that you are not alone.
To receive the words "Same. Very same."

A lingering little feeling in your spirit, mind, or chest
is lingering somewhere too in another human's nest.

A quirky little habit
or a big and crooked grin
exists in other places
is shared by the soul of a friend.

We live and look for hope,
acceptance, love, and fun
There is such a warm and cozy feeling when you're welcomed to the tribe
When you find another being
whom you see yourself inside.
Mar 04

Together, washed by words


Someone wise, soft, kind
once shared with us
the words of another man

THIS IS WATER
They said.

And we lay there, sat there, rested there
All together in that room
All us kids gathered
    silent
   enticed
    captivated
   unmoving
     stone
the words washed over us
new, careful, not yet greatly significant, but worth our while.
and so we sat likes stones
and the words washed over us.
Soon, we forgot to be
and we just were.
Congregated together, sitting, lying, on chairs, benches, window sills, the floor
until the end. We remained motionless. We had been washed in words with great significance.
THIS IS WATER
They said.

A small room silent, still,
and brimming with as many of us as the volume would allow.

So many minds, faces, existences,
Jan 25

"I'm just returning your call...for prompts"

1. Write about a time when you just knew
2. The number 27, is it ordinary? Is it special? Is it bizarre? Invisible? You tell me...
3. Why do siblings exist?
4. Write a letter to someone who hasn't been born yet or who you don't know. Your great-great-great-great niece. A brilliant future doctor. The next post man for your neighborhood/town. A barnacle at the ocean's bottom. The person who made your socks.
5. Encorporate "still, no..." into a piece.
6. If bumble bees could communicate with humans, which people would they talk to, what would them tell them, and why?
7. A new nation is added to the world. Explain.
8. Write a piece using only sentences containing betwee 0 and 5 words.
9. Write a piece using the longest sentences you can come up with. Try to avoid making a list or listing more than 4 things in each sentence.
Jan 25

Numbers that Don't Matter






2 humans
2 hearts
4 hands
4 eyes
4 ears
4 arms
4 legs
4 feet
20 toes
20 fingers
2 phones
26 letters
2 keypads
1 text message after
another text message
14 notifications
3 dings
0 real, meaningful, human connections
0 facial expressions
0 giggles
0 smiles
0 smirks
0 nose-crinkled scowls
0 intimate quirks

0 instants of eye contact
0 hand gestures

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