empowerment haiku


who is powerful?

brown cows, green avacodos?

fish oil peaks tuna.


“one or the other”

poison sumac or an oak tree

pokes through the grey grate.

roots in pink and grey ( not golden)

tickets and discarded

pop bottle labels.

anticipation to win big

in long-lost shots, licking wounds

and littering.

she looks down for literature.


“I hope they’re not right about the rain tomorrow,” Miss Roz smiles to a stranger.


“I am starting to wonder what the world would be like if people were as curious about other natural phenomena, as they are about the weather.”


“What did Mark Twain say? Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it?”


I have control issues.

I have control issues.

I have control issues.


Here’s how I influence the weather….


I don’t drive.

(license suspended)

I don’t drink bottled water.

(don’t drink any water at all)

I don’t eat vegetables from far away.

(have acute lachanophobia)


so, control isn’t my only issue.

but, the environment,

with its pervasiveness,

necessity,  and joy,

should be one of yours.