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Senryu

Posted in Senryu with tags on December 30, 2013 by lengesinski

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Senryu

 

riptide lounge finally closed

bleary eyed reveler

seeks new gin mill

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B

midnight carouser

sings the blues come morning

piper’s price paid in full

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C

modern hipster

admires exaggerated reflection

in cracked mirror

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , on December 30, 2013 by lengesinski

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Haiku

 A

tipsy midnight stroller

wanders hither and tither

under moonlight

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B

winter’s lack of bluster

on the sunkissed afternoon

sleeping season

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C

skyscrapers

piercing cerulean skies

lazy clouds dance below

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D

dirty snowpiles

hidden gutterpup

quieted sentinel dreams on

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E

pigeon’s gentle cooing

atop graying tenements

cat bides time

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Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by lengesinski

Grave

Hello Old Friend,

Just where have the years gone to?

Remember some of the shit we used to get away with back in the day?

apple-flinging, sometimes over four story buildings, other times through windows

pellet shots, here, there, and everywhere, no stranger to ducking under fists and flying bottles

no rhyme or reason…….just typical neighborhood stuff

 

Being in altered states….

just about every weekend

bottles for every reason….in any season

Roll another spliff mate? some kind of weekend warriors….

monday mornings still slapped reality into our red eyes  and blurry minds

 

We both straightened up

managing to clean up and get married,

who would have thought…..or believed?

thirty years ago……when we were kids just out of high school

swear that we knew everything…..about everything and anything

 

Twenty four years

since your move to michigan

i can still recall watching the car pulling away

It’s been a long time between goodbye, farewell, and handshakes

why are the last words still so fuzzy?

 

in times of difficulty,

i will still recall your favorite saying:

‘sometimes you just have to ask, what the fuck?’….with that shit easting grin

It seems to still make the leap into the unknown and uncomfortable

just a bit easier……

 

And only in the last year

did I finally hear of your passing

Our paths were forced to split there

Some find both peace and forgiveness in the journey forward

others doomed to live on in memories…..graying yesteryears. 

 

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Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags , , on December 22, 2013 by lengesinski

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Poetic Fragments

 

Only

in my tranced reverie

to do battle

‘gainst

n’er do well hooligan

dancing past

sottish angels

in

fields of screaming daisies

above

the snap and snarl

of

buzz-bombing

whip-poor-wills

apocalyptic choruses

from darkened caves deep

imploring

jump, jump, jump

 

but, I welcome

all of the

scoundrels,

half-baked,

imbecilic,

bollixed,

virtuous,

banal,

sullied soul knaves

and

brain damaged cretins

one and all….

all quite welcomed

in the end,

fearing only

a much more familiar

somber place

of gray and quiet

a land

of

no dreams

 

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Senryu

Posted in Senryu with tags , on December 3, 2013 by lengesinski

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Senryu

 

stolen innocence
frozen historic moments
jaded yesterdays

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Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags on December 3, 2013 by lengesinski

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Poetic Fragments

 

millions

of thoughts and words

perhaps

none the mightier

than

those not spoken

unheeded

 

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Bullets for Innocence

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , on December 3, 2013 by lengesinski

Bullets for Innocence

 

speeding projectiles

callously taking lives

language of the land

elimination

a blind eye turned

negotiation

a deafened ear learned

 

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