Posted in WAKING JAY'S MUSE: (Poetry & Prose)

A COUPLE O’ POETIC NIBBLES

STEPPING OUT

[A Haiku]

when fog shrouds pier’s end

Christ may bid your walk test Death’s

sweet promised reward

 LOVE RECYCLED

[Not A Haiku]

Love descends –

Cocoons herself

In passion’s ashes,

Longing for her mythic rise

On Phoenix wings.

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Author:

My Twitter account identifies me as “a writer, a salesman, an optimist, a dreamer,” and adds: “may the four always cohabit and produce wondrous progeny.” Each of the first two identifies a blood-and-bone human being, living in the real world who works very hard at being honest and caring—but, who is still evolving in these areas. The last two (“optimist” and “dreamer”) are foundational qualities in my life. They keep a fire crackling under me that hopefully fuels the writer … and also the salesman, whose hat each of us is hard-wired to wear. Sandwiched somewhere between writing and selling, I attended college and even tried my hand at selling high school kids on why they should love learning and reading and writing. That was a brief stint. Whether teaching failed me or I it, I don’t know. You’d have to ask the kids—though many might be doddering by now, and some dead. Still, experientially, it is a part of me. I am married, living with my dog, Sirius, in Bakersfield, California, and separately from my wife.

2 thoughts on “A COUPLE O’ POETIC NIBBLES

    1. Thank you so much, Jean. I worked harder on the Haiku, getting the right syllable count without straining or losing meaning than any longer piece, poetry or prose that I’d written. I really admire the Haiku poet. And, I’m thrilled by your comment. This is a nice birthday present.

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