The days are getting shorter

Rae Desmond Jones
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (6): 271. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00563
Published online: 21 September 2015

I want to go sit in a park
To look at the sparrows
As they peck the eyes
Out of the lawn

Sit alone to feel the touch
Of the Gods I don’t believe in
Watch the Sun set slowly
Through the eucalypts

I want to be an old man
Thinking about those things
He didn’t do, with resignation
But no regrets

Cool dude haiku
If you sit & wait
With a full glass & empty mind
Solutions arise

Uncool dude haiku
If I tighten hands
On the steering wheel & grind
My teeth — w-won’t crash …

Dead dude haiku
So it is shorter
To take the short cut along
That rough dirt road — ski-d …

Dead duck haiku
Ambulance sirens
Somewhere — though not far away
Another dead duck

  • Rae Desmond Jones

  • Summer Hill, NSW



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