Friday, March 31, 2017

March Senryū 2017

for embracing new life with all its challenges
in one-hundred words | she writes him a love poem | an hasta luego
| maybe another forty | to say aloha again
dancing mid-street | not acting any age | trying to wake up 
unheard voices | speak to us in images | herstory muses
not an afterthought | who you think of while pruning | all of your roses
lonely people | in Japan they rent out cats | here spend days on-line
then she walked loveblind | into a new life chapter | it was much later
| she discovered his role | trivial to her story
an eclipse of light | you stand in the door | occulting the sun
dragons and snakes | soaring / seeking perspective | opposites attract
we won't say your name | you will forever be | just number 45
crow hitches a ride | posing as hood ornament | old time GPS
morning's afterbirth | rainbow rings around the sun | ice crystals bent light
she felt the bones break | before she ever got beat | she got so tired
| of a life dodging violence | before she could escape
trouble... the water | that needs healing like we do | pray for the answers
| sing the water whole again | if we believe we can
we don't grow old | our bodies wear and tear | there's no replacement parts
blood ties not always | as strong as those bonds we form | friends as familia
lugar mágico | donde fui concebida | entre mezquite
| y nopal brotando | flores de sol y sangre
World Poetry Day | let's all put down our weapons | unite in the word
| in flower and song offered | for peace and love to prevail
Spring is in motion | US climate glacial ice | waiting for the thaw
she cannot die | a person who creates | she was never born
| she transcends time and space | becoming and existence
what was hidden | heart in the present moment | brought into being
defrag your mind | fill in those gaps caused by hate | recall slows us down
easy amnesia | another word for denial | erase blasted pasts
| pretend we were all saints | we had no help sinning
can't lose everything | if you give it all away | sit in stillness
before time or space | lived dark where ego is killed | swirls unseen forces
her everyday eats | poems to calm a torment | non-monotonous
gap-toothed pain while ailing | from alien greed | craters in the head
a gypsy poet | with no birthplace monument | born on the road
a force to embrace | women who carry water | who know how to pray
you can pretend | you don't love me anymore | I know the truth
heading west for home | a piece of my heart lives there | on Pacific's shore
| a door to a future-past | one that will always last
rain is falling | in the garden plants lift heads | give thanks to the frogs
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