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{un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

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Helen of Annoy

black, all hands of clubs

raising the stake unaware 

the house always wins 

 

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The Wistman

the house always wins

unless banks dissolve the house

or bears smell garbage

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

or bears smell garbage

at this hour when all is well 

on opposite day 

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The Wistman

on opposite day

what was clear is now murky

perceptive eyes squint

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Helen of Annoy

perceptive eyes squint

lacking fiber, neither horse

nor bull... it's chicken

 

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The Wistman

nor bull... it's chicken

was the inspiration, how

the nest is feathered

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Helen of Annoy

the nest is feathered

with cat hair too, caring love 

wakes resourceful side 

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The Wistman

wakes resourceful side

as roof starts leaking, mom's pans

pinging with wild drops

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Helen of Annoy

pinging with wild drops 

that disturb the images 

so clearly unseen 

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so clearly unseen

am I among the pines that

soft windsongs emerge

 

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Overdueleaf

soft windsongs emerge

carried on eagle wings towards

ears waiting for peace

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Helen of Annoy

ears waiting for peace 

welcome steady hum of

wintering beehive 

 

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The Wistman

wintering beehive

sings amid the white snowflakes

innocent of stain

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

innocent of stain

mother cat crowned with feathers

kittens enjoy game     

 

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The Wistman

kittens enjoy game

of hearts, also darts - am I

a loved pincushion

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

a loved pincushion 

praised in purring songs that come 

from a content heart 

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The Wistman

from a content heart

red hot aims are excluded

though the wind turns cold

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Helen of Annoy

though the wind turns cold

he's singing his serenade 

she wears night like veil  

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The Wistman

she wears night like veil

Queen Mab with her handmaidens

sparkling the dark wood

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Overdueleaf

sparkling the dark wood

christened with red embers from

hellfire's brimstone

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Helen of Annoy

hellfire's brimstone

for a moment that will drown

in eternity 

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The Wistman

in eternity

we stand, passive under stars

ancient yews know well

 

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Helen of Annoy

ancient yews know well 

how shallow are roots of men 

short of breath and brain 

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The Wistman

short of breath and brain

noble paths confound them - they

grasp their shrunken selves

 

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Helen of Annoy

grasp their shrunken selves

where Morana's bares her fangs  

come inside, my friend 

 

 

 

 

* Morana is old Slavic goddess of death and winter  

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