Sunday, November 25, 2012

October 19th, 2012

That band name from the
last haiku could also be
"Education," right?

October 18th, 2012

Here's the band idea:
"Teachers and Learners" a band
about that whole deal.

October 17th, 2012

Getting a new phone
that does so much more than just
make telephone calls.

October 16th, 2012

Before I'm forty,
I want my tattoo finished
and my script written.

October 15th, 2012

I clearly want out
of this profession, I don't
enjoy discipline.

October 14th, 2012

I'm growing a beard.
I think it will look good if
I wait a while.

October 13th, 2012

She says all the things
on her table just want to
commit suicide.

October 12th, 2012

Surprised that I feel
jealous of the time you spend
smiling with someone.

October 11th, 2012

Ten, Eleven, Twelve.
What were the chances that I
would notice that date?

October 10th, 2012

in the morning, ritual
act of our union.

October 9th, 2012

I can do it all:
write, read, plan for school, laundry,
all before bedtime.

October 8th, 2012

I write poems while
Yolkai snores and Chrysta shifts,
their coffee waiting...

October 7th, 2012

What is the meaning?
In the face of what death do
you do what you do?

October 6th, 2012

Never learned to play,
that's not what she says.  Now I'm
not so sure myself.

October 5th, 2012

The poetry slipped
in where drafts lived, under panes,
blown from the corners.

October 4th, 2012

Don't tell me I can't.
Can't write, can't change, can't change you
when I write.  I can.

October 3rd, 2012

Why am I amazed
to see a buck and a doe
eating leaves after rain?

October 2nd, 2012

In hind sight, the weeks
that preceded Thanskgiving
were thankless and raw.

October 1st, 2012

There is no limit
to the oppression one can
impose on oneself.

September 30th, 2012

I have won contests,
wrote on a deadline, and proved
to myself I write.

September 29th, 2012

Altars everywhere,
the name of a great new book?
No, just this fine house.

September 28th, 2012

There's time for it all.
You are not going to die,
not anytime soon.

September 27th, 2012

I love to see my
sweeties cuddling, twinkles
in each other's eyes.

September 26th, 2012

What if there was a
website devoted only
to teacher haikus?

September 25th, 2012

He threw chairs this week,
I took deep breaths and played golf.
Not at the same time.

September 24th, 2012

I feel bad about
that last one.  Fall is a real
season.  It's colder.

September 23rd, 2012

What does fall mean when
the climate here's consistent
all year round:  not much.

September 22nd, 2012

She's away, away
all the time it seems.  This year
we'll be traveling.

September 21st, 2012

I wonder if I,
under some tense timeline, could
produce skilled writing.

September 20th, 2012

What makes the best use
of my talents, rewards me,
and fulfills me too?

September 19th, 2012

One month in teaching,
though in my 14th year, and
there's no time for poems.

September 18th, 2012

Shaving cream and eggs,
those were the weapons of youth
on Halloween night.