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Vegetable Heads

One can see the cubed orange lights on the street
Each with an ambulatory head with dressings
Which leak from the solemnity of their stabbed tongues
Each bearing a communion wafer
Each bored by their jester caps
And the only times their mouths open
Is when you’ve gotten sleepy
and their bells ring

NIGHT NOISES (SUNKU)

midnight
bell tower
gong bang delight

trolleys
twirl waltz time
in moonbeam bright

High sky
piccolo
sings lullaby

sewer
viola
steam minor key

poet’s
candle-lit
orchestra pit

Sunku 5 Workshop

Sadness
Feels like crap
In this sunken place

Joyless
Is as a
withered dead rose

Spiritless
Have no zeal
Under dark clouds
—-
The sunsets
And it rises
Both are beautiful

Storms rage
Hides the sun
Nature just waits

Roses
Strives and grows
Strong among thorns

LACKING (expanded)

Way back in my days of football
I'd don my pads and play the game
and think that I'd given my all
but now I know it's not the same.
Football never left me lame
nor made me answer reaper's call.

Then later in the free market
I'd " fight" for my market share.
In hindsight it hardly meant a single thing.
Day's end found me in my easy chair
all of my body parts still there
no war nightmares making my head ring.

PARKLAND (Sunku shop)

Ajar
doors and lives
of innocents

Litter
soft and dear
strewn by monster

Revenge
is certain
but will not heal

Dancing Dan

Driving down the road in my car,
on the sidewalk, I saw a star,
moving, he was groovin' to a tune,
on a sunny, sunny afternoon,
in a state of locomotion,
in his dance devotion,
high stepping down the block,
he glided above the walk,
walking fast with a purpose,
displaying a energy surplus,
headphones keeping out the traffic racket,
always wearing a hoodie jacket,
sporting Ray Charles sunglasses,
entertaining the stuck in traffic masses,
ke was known as Dancing Dan,
dancing like nobody can,

SunKu 4 Workshop

Our love
Like winter’s
Dead twiggy trees

Two ships
In the night
Missed each other

The search
For our love
Halted long ago

THE SMILE

Every day among the unkempt humanity
On foot, in cars, on bicycles,
Sidewalks, escalators, the register line,
A path in the wooded alleys of the park-
Total strangers make a momentary connection
With no regard of what or who they are-
A form of electricity between the eyes
Evokes an involuntary sudden smile.

Haiku

Walls crumbling in storm
birds deserting cozy nests
cathartic tears

SunKu 3 Workshop

I’m bored
Life suck
Stuck in this house

I Write
I Create
I Watch YouTube

I Feel
Powerless
Trapped this cage
—-
This room
These four walls
Like a prison

Gotta
Find a park
To nature walk

Swan Lake
I need you
And your life force
—-
Hump day
Will it end
I Feel insane

Nature
I Got to go
And reconnect

My Car down
Somebody
come get me
—-
This house
It drives me
Straight up the wall

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