Author Archives: The Abject Muse

With One Eye Closed

Each day I am tormented when I search the newspaper obituary column and find you unlisted. I am afraid to leave my apartment: you could be everywhere. I check and double-check the six locks bolted to my splitting wooden door. Then, with one eye closed I stealthily peek through my hole in the fraying yellow […]
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Monte

To Monte, it seemed as if they’d been walking for days. He wished they could stop for a snack & a drink of water, but apparently The Guy was on some sort of mission. Since they’d begun their journey he’d barely acknowledged Monte’s existence. Ever since the motorized machine stopped moving and they started on their […]
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Hammer Meets Nail

So, a hammer walks into The Nutz & Boltz Tavern after a tough day on the job site. The bartender leans over the bar. “What’ll it be, Hambo?” “Gimme a Rusty Nail, Mack,” he replied. “And keep ’em comin’!” “Rough day, huh? You look beat.” Mack observed as he built Ham’s drink. Ham tried to shrug […]
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Lesson of the Snail

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: “… a nice haiku  in honor of Chèvrefeuille’s master, Matsuo Basho. And now it is up to us to add the 2nd stanza of this Tan Renga … have fun!” I bow to my master Matsuo Basho told me the way to watch a snail  © Chèvrefeuille experience a […]
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The Color of Lonely

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the “Big Five” haiku poets. As Buson started creating haiku he used his own way of writing, because he wasn’t a “fan” of Matsuo Basho (whom is seen as the “father of haiku”), but […]
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