Tropical rainforest, or: Flowerpot

A Choka slow drip of water as though from tropical leaves where jasmines blossom moisture seeps into the soil roots slowly absorb no pooling at the bottom of the flowerpot watering orchids with ice helps them to grow strong heads off overwatering mimics their natural home Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Tropical rainforest, or: Flowerpot

Beckoning, or: Forgotten

A Choka the past far behind the future long forgotten the present untold resignation a reason and despite efforts at a distant muted life the spirits refuse ignoring all my attempts at evanescence emboldened by memory voices beckoning eyes smiling innocently reaching out past well enough Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Beckoning, or: Forgotten

Chocolate, or: Death

A Choka the candy drawer not the package of cookies on that tall side shelf nor the four pints of ice cream behind the ice tray the bread the fish the dumplings up in the freezer not even the nutella jar she'll have chocolate or death Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Chocolate, or: Death

After, or: My time

A Choka ground temperature at depths greater than ten feet stays relatively constant through the course of time please bury me deep in Earth's comfortable bosom a warm welcoming spa-like decomposition muscles loosening lying horizontally limbs and back at rest and still mine to enjoy finally Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading After, or: My time

Little faces, or: Innocent eyes

A Choka their little faces turn to us for confidence their innocent eyes look up trustingly to ours reach up for our hands wrap themselves around our legs for stability for we epitomize truth embody balance feet grounded in life wisdoms though we're winging it daily Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Little faces, or: Innocent eyes

By a thread, or: Knife’s edge

A Choka the madman after the madman scares the living daylights out of me the madman's digit hovers over the button while anonymous madmen crack hollow knuckles excited by the prospect of spreading their own madness version two point oh from the skies throughout the Earth Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading By a thread, or: Knife’s edge

Bell out across the ripples, or: Whether life’s a dream

A Choka colors of sunrise bell out across the ripples boundless reflections unbound possibilities selves observe themselves through reality's membrane between above and below flickers of visions turn perceptions on their heads bodies wake come morn with many left uncertain as to whether life's a dream Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the Choka,… Continue reading Bell out across the ripples, or: Whether life’s a dream

Signs, or: Symbols

A Choka can't blame the agent station's hummin' right as rain can't blame the porter jus' followin' instructions can't blame the switchman he's professional as they come can't blame the driver timely, uneventful ride gotta blame myself shoulda checked the track number shoulda noticed the sunset Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Signs, or: Symbols