A Haiku, “Therapy”

Love and laughter hereDespite the fear of Covid – this is therapy A haiku is a short poem originally from Japan. It consists of only three lines. The first and third line are only five syllables whereas the second is seven syllables. It’s simple structure lends itself well to anyone who wants to try theirContinue reading “A Haiku, “Therapy””

Perspectives on Friendship

Poem 1 Look over your shoulder See how far you’ve comeBetween here & there See the spacesThat friendship fillsSo when you look back at life Don’t overlook The negative spaces No man is ‘self-made’ But is the fruit of their community Be it friend or foe, family or strangerA hand was always helping Poem 2Continue reading “Perspectives on Friendship”

Another Covid Death

He came againThe reaper that isHow long has it beenFive months sinceWe dressed in blackTo bury a coffinThese days death is proudI watch him all the timeClearing the streetsSmirking at the cries ofThose that did not manage to hideFrom his breathHe is not a big manThe reaper that isQuite the opposite reallyHe is love’s kissContinue reading “Another Covid Death”

Darling, my love for you…

A comedic skit Overview: A couple are having a disagreement about the complements given. The man is excessive in his adoration to his wife while she is frustrated by his empty words. Setting: It can be anywhere so long as the space is private enough for a husband to flirt with his wife. Husband: DarlingContinue reading “Darling, my love for you…”

The Mainzer Landstraße

Devours *Ruhe like eagles Prometheus. She screams as traffic enters and existsHer organs now entrails, tossed into pieces.Most people are deaf to the daily sloshing of her flesh.They honk and shout, throwing bottles about, As if Ruhe was never here. Especially on rainy days, I am uneasySeeing her tears wiped by windshieldsInto flooded gutters andContinue reading “The Mainzer Landstraße”

The Ring Parable

By Gottfried Ephraim Lessing (1779) A long time ago, there lived a man from the East who owned a ring of unimaginable value. The stone was an opal that refracted hundreds of beautiful colours and had a secret power to make the bearer adored by God and mankind. It is no wonder then that theContinue reading “The Ring Parable”