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12 Loose screw Haiku/Senryu IV - Hi Ho and so it goes…

by David Hill

manhole cover steams
pretzel man sips hot cocoa
big city winter

behind the diner
hungry hobo roots through waste
stray dog waits his turn

charcoal shaded sky
smoke stained factory death town
starling on a wire

street corner cleric
hurls daggers of dogma
walkers hasten past

dough balls for catfish
Memphis nighttime skyline blues
“Moon River” and me

hound dog named Monet
paints in browns and yellows
our yard, his canvas

return engagement
military bravado
lessons to relearn

gated community
Orwell’s doublethink

Night Train Express Wine
“I hear that train a comin’”
passed out on the track

man with no name
sits upon a bucket
claims he’ll work for food

old metal trailer
plastic reindeer on the roof
even in July

Mega-mall Santa
on the men’s room’s regal throne
reads the news and smokes

from a Cape May wharf
my zeppelin kite last seen
bound for England


Author's Note: …just laughin’…and singin’…in the rain (dottle-doot-doot dootle dootle-doot-doot)

Posted on 11/26/2009
Copyright © 2024 David Hill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 11/26/09 at 04:27 PM

...minimalism in words, yet you describe soooooo much, well done, david, well done.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/28/09 at 04:15 PM

These are fine little gems. My fav today is the hound dog named Monet. I suspect tomorrow another will take its place. ;)

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