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Category Archives: haiku
Birdsong drizzles through evergreens, soaking earth with sweetness and alarm.
what if the widow’s mite was hope, and she spent all she had to live on
Loose lips sink kisses drunk on Communion wine love’s drowned by desire ______________ Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man.” (Mark 14:44) ______________ Giotto di Bondone, Kiss of Judas [Public … Continue reading
empty light shuffling shadows fall out unseen if you never look down
on her knees scrubbing blood from the pavement beneath the broken icon
On a bridge, blue hat; on a log, red glove; breaking winter, discarded
sun striking chapel bells call to morning prayer unanswerable
Count seconds between eruptions; dog howl fear strikes: cell phone lightning storm.
evening, midweek, overwhelmed and underprayed, counting blessed sheep.
Broken waters heave; Spirit gasps, shrinks, shocked breathless, breeching the shore, still.