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Let Me Explain: Senryu

LET ME EXPLAIN

He says not a word
He offers her a flower
Nods his head, smiles

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Social distancing? Not a problem. ❤️ 🙂

Twaddle: Shadorma

TWADDLE

They talk of
A future, get us
Believing.
What nonsense!
For they may only surmise
As may we.

Come Back. Over.

COME BACK. OVER.

Who cared? Who cares?
Who learned? Who learns?
Who fails to learn

who cares who fails
to learn this far down
their very own rabbit hole?

Grubby weathered report
holed up in a cornered pocket.

Darkness. Silence. Stillness.

Out of echoes of memory.
Send me some fresh news.

Come back. Over.
Repeat: send memories of echo.
Come back. Over.

Remember that day
we swore to bring down
the house?

Strider: Reposted

STRIDER

Striding on through the world
Drawing it close around her
Like a pair of old slippers
Worn smooth by tireless pacing

Striding on through the world
Drawing it close around her
Like a comforting cloak
Proffered in a time of poverty

Striding on through the world
Drawing it close around her
Like a stuttering lighthouse
Glimpsed at the edge of revelation

Striding on through the world
Drawing it close around her
Like an envelope addressed to the future
Scrawled in an unknown tongue

Fellow Travellers: Shadorma

FELLOW TRAVELLERS

We’re always
Travelling alone
Companions
Merely serve
To distract us from what is
Inescapable

Portmanteau: Shadorma

PORTMANTEAU

I carry
Enjoyment with me
Wherever
I wander
And very seldom fail to
Find a use for it

House Of Mirrors

HOUSE OF MIRRORS

What if “self”
And “other”
Are no more
Than preprogrammed
Constructs?

And where
Is this pasture
Within which
Less than contentedly
We graze?

And who believes
They conjure
These constructs?
And who
Did the programming?

Don’t recall
School
Or church
Ever covering
Such trivia.

Interlocutory Discourse

INTERLOCUTORY DISCOURSE

I inform you you’ve a
Quite unique way of
Employing words

But then you are
Probably aware
Of that and so

My own words?
Superfluous?
Maybe not?

Who knows?
Not you?
Nor I?

The Furniture Of Earthly Delights: Senryu

THE FURNITURE OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Not simply her chest
Enticed them; they wanted to
Explore her drawers too

Gently, Bentley: Shadorma

GENTLY, BENTLEY

Whenever
You try to take more
Than one step
At a time
You can be sure of one thing
You will fall over

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