February 2, Gentleman Haiku

Manners maketh man
fine words to live by, truly
gentleman by choice

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January 8, My City

fair enough is my defense
as I ache for release from the mediocre

my city is a young person
chest hurts when it breathes
surrounding midnight winter fog
makes us let go of our prejudice
but not our pretension
it heals us
moves like a hebrew haiku
this close
whispering sweet collective dreams into our ears
saying,
maybe this time will be different
maybe this time will be the one

maybe these times were born to howl these ballads.