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big fan of Haiku and other short poems inspired by the Japanese. Here are some of my Haiku
Cosmic Haiku and Other Short Poems

I am a big fan of Haiku, Tanka, and other short poetical forms inspired by the Japanese and others. here are some of my short poems. Some have been published, most have not.

The President of the United States

Republican Leader of the Free world

Uber ales nations

Muttering insanities

Preposterous Nonsensical tweets


Post Modern Leader

Uniting all the Russians

Triumphant against all enemies

Including the Great Satan

Nevertheless always living in fear

Somonka for Angela

I have dreamt of you
For almost seven long years

And now you are here
What can I do about this

Only thing to do love you

You are all I want
All that I
need in this life
Thank to all the gods

For bringing you in my life

From now to the end of time

63 Years Haut

63 years old

taught me a few things

life is
 to short
 to carry a grudge

live and love a lot

Love Chinquapin

My Love

Haunting my dreams

endlessly talking to me

Then walked out of the dreams
my Life

Four Haiku and a Tanka

walking on the path

in the world peace forest
snowing cherry trees
he world at peace

walking with love of my life

all is right with me

the falling cherry trees

along the path
of the forest
reminds us of love

endless noise on TV

quiet on the path outside

peace in my soul
Dangerous Times Tanka
In dangerous times

we retreat to our corners

convinced we are right

everyone else is evil
everyone else must die

Fake Pain Haiku version

I have fake pain all day long
Don’t know if it is real

Angela Haiku

Every day I wake up
To the love of my long life
And say Thanks to God

Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear
Wondering if you do too
Thinking of me too

Every Day I Wake Up

Every day I wake up
I see my fate in her face
Fall into her spell

Met My Fate Haiku

I met my late fate
Seeing her face in a bar
And my fate ended

Published Hello Magazine Bonsai Haiku

Living with Pain Hanibun

Back in 1996 I had the accident that changed everything. I went jogging one morning. It was dark outside, and I thought that I knew the trail. Big mistake. I fell down a ledge hidden where the trail should have been. I shattered me heal in a million pieces. I was rushed to an ER and told that I need an emergency operation and would be bed ridden for four months.

My wife was in San Antonio at the time serving in the Army, I was in DC working for the State Department. I flew in a wheel chair to San Antonio where they proclaimed that they had to wait a week for the swelling to go down before they could operate. The Air force doctors wanted to try a new procedure – using shark cartridge as a bone supplement. The operation was a success until I quit taking antibiotics six months later. I was in DC by myself then. I went to the hospital for an unrelated thing -removal of a cist I think. But the doctors took one look at me and proclaimed that the staph had become a multiple drug resistant staph and I needed an urgent operation. The next day I had the third of 15 operations. I endured six months at Walter Reed hospital but that was in the 90’s prior to the wars of the 21st century filled the base up. They had few customers and I got to know the doctors well.

I know pain
Intimately aware of every ache
Every pain

Ever since that day
When I went under the knife
And had the 14 operations
That saved my life

‘But I am not one to complain
I became one with the pain
Which I endure to this day

Knowing that I am alive
Having cheated death
Twenty times in life

Waiting for the grim reaper
To finally claim me
But that day has not come

And until then
I will endure

Hiking the Hills of My Youth

I grew up in Berkeley, California in the 60’s. Ever since I was a youngster I would wander the hills of Berkeley hiking for hours by myself and sometimes with my friends. I explored every nook and cranny every corner of the hills and got to know nature in its infinite beauty.

Ever since those days I have longed for the day that I could spend my days hiking and wondering the hills. Now that I am retired and living in Korea I can go for a long walk in the hills every day I want. It is not the same as the hills I grew up, no vistas of the Bay and it is in Korea to boot but most days it is sufficient as I head out early afternoon and conquer four or five miles of hills just enjoying that fact that I can still move and am still very much alive at age 62.

I grew up hiking the hills of Berkeley, California
Grew up knowing every corner of the hills
And the infinite beauty of the Bay Area

And now I find myself in a strange land
With time on my hands

I wander the hills above the airport
In Incheon Korea

And wander about here and there
Just being grateful
That I am still alive
And kicking at age 62

There is nothing more to be said

There is nothing more to be said
Nothing more I can add
Nothing more than this
I will love you
Until the end of time itself
and death does us part

A message for you

A message for you

from the universe itself

in the eastern sea

Love Endures

Love Endures

the longer I live
the more I learn

that nothing endures in life
other than the love
I share with you

the cancer that is Trump

The cancer that is Trump
Will continue to fester
and continue to cause turmoil

that is the nature
of the malignant cancer
that is the Trump Presidency

62 Years Young

62 Years young
I am 62 years young
62 years around the sun
37 of those years
I have spent
with the love of my life

Married the Girl of my Dreams

true love romance story

I married the girl of my Dreams
first dreamt of her
back in 1974

Eight years later
she walked off a bus
and into my life


In 62 years around the sun
I have learned a few things
About life and the universe

The most important thing in life
Is to have a successful love life
That is all one needs after all

Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear
Wondering if you do too
Thinking of me too

Coffee Haiku

I like my coffee
Like my women
hot as hell
sweet Like Heaven

Spring Doositsu

Waking up seeing you there
Watching you as you wake up
Fills me with such sweat desire
Overcoming my mind

I sit watching you all day
Thinking of you all day long
Wild erotic imaginings
Love making to come

That old blues song come to mind
I just want to make love to you
I just want to make love to you
Nothing more than that that

I end this morning with this thought
You are still the most wonderful
The most beautiful creature
In the whole universe

Love Triclinia

One Summer Day
I saw a rose on the bus
I met my fate

Nuclear War Looms

nuclear war looms
North Korea U.S. Launch Nukes
End of the world

Zombies Apocalypse

the zombies unleashed
killing everyone they see
zombie apocalypse

Evil Fog

evil fog descends
killing everyone at once
end of life on earth

Zombie to the right

Zombies to the right
Zombies to the left of me
Zombies run amuck

Ghosts in Scotland

While touring Scotland
Meeting Ghosts in the wild moors
I believe in ghosts


the love
of my life

came to me
out of a dream 

walked off a bus
into my life

filling my life with red passion

Thanks Haiku

Every morning
I wake up alive with you
I give thanks to the Gods

computer Haiku/Tanka

Damn it all to Hell

Damn it all to Hell
My damn computer
Ate all my damn files

I am still trapped

I am still trapped
Stuck inside my computer
My damn computer

I love my computer

I love computer
When it works for me
Usually nothing

Computer hates me

Computer hates me
He wants to kill my files

Wants to kill me too

Computer hates me 2

Computer hates me
It wants to drive me insane
Wants to kill my files

For once I would Like

For once I would Like
To have my computer work right
Do what is should do

Perhaps if I am nice

Perhaps if I am nice
To my computer
It will be nice to me

Perhaps today it will

Perhaps today it will
Not give haiku messages
That it loves to sprout

My bad computer

My bad computer
Is so damn evil
Almost killed me

What a Fate I have

What a Fate I have
To become a slave to it
To my damn computer

I love my machine

I love my machine
My mad as a hat machine
Bat shit crazy machine

My dear computer

My dear computer
Loves to send me
these love notes

Computer haiku

My favorite Haiku
My favorite Haiku
General failure reading
Disk drive fatal error

Computer Tanka

For once in my life
I would like my computer
To turn on and work
Do what it supposed to do
Without sprouting haiku

I hate my computer

I hate my computer
It seems to hate me as well
Just refuses to work

Ornery son of a bitch machine

ornery machine
Trying to drive
me quite insane

My computer loves

My computer loves
me not at all wants to kill
me and all my files
wants to take my soul away
turn me into its evil clone

My bad computer

My bad computer
Has been infected with a virus
Wants to kill my soul
Transforming consuming
Taking me inside its soul

My mad computer

Infected with a virus
Everything it touches
Corrupted by mad zombies
Controlled by evil AI

Revenge is mine

Revenge is mine
Screams the mad evil machine
As it lurks to life
Trying to hunt me down
Death to all human beings

Every day I wake up

Every day I wake up
I see my fate in her face
Fall into her spell

Dream Girl

In search of dream girl
I spent seven years looking
she walked into Life

impossible dreams

impossible dreams
sometimes they do come to life
sometimes come true

Impossible dreams 2

Impossible dreams
I have had a few come true
Dreamt of meeting wife

And in my dream life

And in my dream life
She walked out of my dreaming
Night time vision came true

Life is but a dream

Life is But a Dream
That is what they say my dear
And I have lived dreams

Dreaming of meeting her

Dreaming of meeting her
Then she walks out of the dream
And into my arms

Recently Learned I am Part Jewish

Recently I learned that I am Part Jewish
That was long rumored in our family tree
Never confirmed until DNA came again
But whether my Jewish ancestors lived
Or died in the holocaust I have no heard
Never again will we live through that pain

Neo Fascism Must Be Defeated Again

In this day and age of fake news
And neo-fascism rising yet again
It is important to bear witness
To the undeniable fact
That the holocaust can never ever come again
That is what we must vow every day
Never again

The Neo Fascists are let loose

the neo-fascists are let loose
By their champion the man in Orange
Whose racist mutterings have let loose
The ranting nutty voices of the right
Championing their god given right
To rule and regulate all that they see

Married Girl of My Dreams

}I married the girl of my Dreams
first dreamt of her back in 1974
Eight years later
she walked off a bus
and into my life

62 Years young

I am 62 years young
62 years around the sun
37 of those years I have spent with the love of my life —

Love Endures

the longer I live
the more I learn
that nothing endures in life
other than the love
I share with you

The Future of NYC

In the distant future
the world will end
with a massive flood
and NYC will slowly sink
beneath the waves
and mankind will die

Best Friend for 55 years

I have known Robert S since the first grade
over 55 years sharing life's journeys
introduced me to demon rum and weed
Was there when I dreamt of my wife
and there during my 14 operations

My Memory Bank

Matt and I met in Latin class in the 9th grade
he managed my first election as BHS president
He knows most of my secrets
and reminds me of my past misdeeds
keeping me humble and alive

Best Friend in the Universe

I met my best friend, my soul mate
in a dream in high school
eight years later she walked off a bus
and entered my life 35 years ago
Still, my best friend I ever had

26 Alphabetical Haiku

The Love of My Life
A is for Angela
Love her Forever

B is for breathing
Sometimes I forget to do so
And will pay the price

C is for Charlie
All the Charlies in the world
Every last one of them

D is for my Friend
Demel Tucker was his name
He died way too soon

E is for ever green
The Eucalyptus. trees
That cover the East Bay

F is for friendship
All my friends in the world
I remember you

G is for golfing
Sometime I never could do
But always wanted

H is for Hotels
The best and the worst everywhere
Here there and in SF

I is for Indians
Indian and American
And the Cherokees

J is for Japan
Japanese Food and Sake
Hot Sake tonight

Best Korean Food
K is for Korea
Soju Malkali

120 L

L is for Latin
The language I struggle with
Latina lovers

M for your mama
My crazy Mother as well
Everyone’s mothers

N is for never
Ever ever use the N Word
Even amongst friends

for Ohio
Oklahoma City too
And Oregon

Pittsburg and Phillie Cheese Steaks
True Decadence

R for Russia
The Russian gate
Scandal de jour

Q is for Queers
My best LGBT friends
Where ever they live

S for Satanic
I don’t believe you exist
Powers and spells

T is for Turkey
The country and bird
The Thanksgiving feasts

U is unwary
So Unfriendly
So very un-cool

V is for victory
V is for vegan veggies
Very green smoothies

Whatever will be
Whoever you want to be
Whatever you want

X marks the spot here
Buried treasures and loot
Or just mad dreams

Y is for saying Yes
Yes to everything under the sun
And throughout the night

Z is for the show Zoo
Still haunts my every night mare
The animals kill

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