Haiku Collection from Couch

 

haikus

 

phone book

ten little numbers

on the planet

 

rulers measure rules

i know one that

broke the law

 

s,t,e,p,

so far down we

f,a,l,l,

 

to go to outer space

they must forget

inner peace

 

cows chew their grass

vegetarian

then get eaten

 

women in slim black

men dress suave with candied pearls

lust in eyes dance chic

 

slither from nowhere

collide in advertisement

balance is joe’s home

 

 

crumbled paper towels

beautiful cherry blossoms

none will be alike

 

all day i crave votes

sitting at my desk i gloat

no one will know

 

i wrote in the perforations

lost each and every first word

i tore out meaning

 

the soldier cries out

i must go find my musket

he dies in the sand

 

The Magician

“You can not reach into your hat and

pull out a rabbit. It is a trick.”

I said to the Magician.

“You can not reach into your heart and

pull out hatred.”

He replied.

 

Author: A. M. Langston

Poet and Novelist

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