Fivelements

(For my daughter Sara) Rice grows in water from the river. We both sweat in…

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Samui Breeze

The motorbike putt putts,
diminishing in the afternoon.

The woman sings
from the comfort of a radio.

The ship turns slowly,
slowly on the tide.

All is well.
​All is always, always well.

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The Corners of Eyes

are dangerous.
That is where

I first glimpsed-
lemon meringue pie

a Maserati
and, oh yes,

my wife
​Daveen.

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Cuddling

At the end of the day
when we cuddle in bed

I wonder-
why

did I
bother

doing anything else
today.

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How Does Love Die

Quickly-
Knifed by deceit?

Slowly-
Strangled by fear?

Or daily-
by a thousand

hard
silences?

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Uneven Steps

The steps to the Second Temple
in Jerusalem are, intentionally,
uneven.
This is so, as we approach,
we must pay attention.
Is not each of us
composed
of uneven steps

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A Daughter

At first so small
you must protect her,
she crawls and learns
to charm her daddy
drives to Senior Prom,
all curves and giggles,
flies to college, marriage,
and care when you are old.

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The Pope

is infallible,
ministering

to the feet
of the poor,

later
resting,

in a simple
bed.

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The Best

things
in life
are free
or cheap
unless
you consider
your time
or heart.

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Facebook

For the first time
in recorded
and unrecorded
history, everyone

in the world,
now and forever,
can discover what you ate
for breakfast. Whoopee!

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My Wife

  says that she married Mr. Right. She just didn’t realize that my first name…

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