Monthly Archives: December 2011

Three Haiku in December

by Christopher Raley   i. Trees stand stripped and bare.                                                                                                             A thousand old fingers wait to grow their holding.   ii. Twilight spills sudden blood on skin before darkness covers the violence.   iii. Dirty daytime streets shine beauty in … Continue reading

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Sand Dollar

by Christopher Raley   I have no power in my name, no greatness in my stature. I have no gold in my house,  no silk on my back. My love should be poor, but my love is not.   We … Continue reading

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Orbits

by Christopher Raley   He is Pluto’s erratic orbit, but do not mourn for one for whom you cannot mourn. Nor need he offer empathy for pity. We all are pulled by figures of heat and flame.   This one, for … Continue reading

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Room with a View

by Christopher Raley   How did it come to pass that these four windows looking out on the ocean have turned in to look at us?   White walls hold our platitudes, tired, framed and overly colored. Chairs scrape the … Continue reading

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The Staff of Moses

by Christopher Raley   Like Moses I too have a staff that is always ready to be a snake.   I found it planted tail down in a stretch of sandy beach with a flick of its forked tongue frozen … Continue reading

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