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Hollywood Punk Rock in the '70s
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Haiku Mania

11.5.14
Where's the mania?
Oh, it has lost the battle
Against inertia.

 
10.8.11
In the Buddha Hall
The sun makes a silhouette
of the monk bowing

 
10.6.11
I did not know them
but still I felt sadness
first at the suicide of Alexander McQueen
and now the death of Steve Jobs

 
7.27.11
David killed himself
Did it at the Zen Center
But it's the wrong path.

 
1.23.11
To Zenki Blanche Hartman
On the loss of her husband Lou
 
my Zen teacher
just lost her husband
and partner of 60 years
concerned of her suffering
I want to provide some relief
But what can I say?
Words are so insufficient
She turns and silently we bow
and after we silently hug
transcending all words

 
11.19.10
Wetter than the fog
Some open their umbrellas
Others just walk fast

 
11.11.10
Voting yet again
No matter who I vote for
MUNI will be late.

 
3.26.10
Tuesday's election
I don't trust any of them
the cream of the crop?

 
3.26.10
The Buddha was right
when he said life is suffering
where is my damn bus?

 
3.7.10
a new president
pretty damn disappointing
can't tell the difference

 
2.14.10
hey you punk rocker
put away your damn Blackberry
The Damned are playing!

 
6.6.09
i've been too busy
after moving in with her
haiku hiatus

 
2.21.09
preparing to move
after twelve years in this place
good bye my old friend

 
1.20.09
inauguration day
a new president
brings new hope for the future
healing our country

 
1.19.09
last day for Bush
complete and utter failure
thank god it's over

 
11.28.08
black friday
crushed in a stampede
bargain hunters at Wal-Mart
our culture of greed

 
11.28.08
black friday stampede
fundamentalists attack
happy holidays!

 
11.15.08
ohmygod Jukai!
now I'm a real Buddhist
with my rakusu

 
03.02.08
my leg has healed
but i walk with a limp
better than crutches

 
03.02.08
hobbling along
don't let the pain get to me
with my sexy walk

 
03.02.08
after broken leg
what was taken for granted
appreciation

 
12.29.07
broke my f---ing leg
at first it was quite funny
try using crutches

 
11.29.07
I have a girlfriend
She keeps me really busy
No Haikus for now

 
07.10.06
Inside the zendo
Sound of a distant fog horn
Disturbs the silence

 
06.21.06
oh! golden poppies
growing among the weeds--look!
a pleasant surprise

 
03.31.06
rain tapping window
trapped inside this holiday
sleepy afternoon

 
03.18.06
hardly samadi
watching beautiful women
transverse the zendo

 
01.24.06
after morning meditation
a woman crosses my path
in too much of a hurry
to notice the beautiful sunrise

 
By: Ryokan (1758 - 1831)
Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days' worth of rice in my bag;
a bundle of twigs by the fireplace.
Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?
Listening to the night rain on my roof,
I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.

 
06.21.05
I can feel her ribs
While I'm massaging her back
Working the moguls

 
02.03.05
Hot tub! Oh Hot Tub!
I want to be in one NOW!
Sooth this tense body

 
08.15.04
Working for nothing
That's life at a nonprofit
Subsistance wages.

 
I'm up in Napa
Mud baths in Calistoga
Sound so good right now.

 
07.26.04
Having cut my 500th carrot
Working to feed the hungry
I grapple with bordom
when my mind is someplace else.

 
06.18.04
nuclear medicine tech.
did I get in the program?
call back on Monday

 
04.27.04
From Michael Kretz:
 
even the wild cat
hunts for sex
a hot summer day

 
04.27.04
My responce:
 
On such a hot day
Wild cats may still hunt for sex
I'm hiding at home

 
04.27.04
Mike's response to my response:
 
in this drastic heat
leaves wither dry and fall
the beer keg is frosty cold

 
04.23.04
Ah, Ba-da-bingo!
I hope the nuns don't spank me
Bad enough losing

 
Big Butch Bingo
That's the theme in May
Lead by a 6 1/2 foot tall nun
With a beard
And a leather paddle
For those who are bad
And there are a lot of them
In this crowd
But not everyone
Wants to get spanked
Or made over with bingo markers
Or french kiss Sister Dana
I'm here to win
And not to kiss a nun
Especially a male one
Especially in pubic!


 
04.11.04
After the hot tub
There's not much to write about
Can't beat the bubbles

 
03.31.04
Hot tub in the sun
Melting away my tension
What a way to live

 
Hot tub in the sun
Definately not Frisco
Where it's always cold

 
Hot tub in the sun
My God they are all naked!
My God so am I!

 
St Patrick's Day 2004
Walking down through the Tenderloin
I hear the clanging of brass
The dissonance of Chinese Cymbals
Ah, there, between the buildings
A dragon is headed down Market Street
Now I understand
The St. Patrick's Day parade

 
03.12.04
The taqueria
Four buck veggie burrito
A gift from the gods!

 
03.10.04
nice warm spring break day
college girls baring midriff
leaves fall in autumn

 
Can't quite stand up straight
A junky on too much junk
Sixth St. and Market

 
Help Feed the Children
Con man showing fake ID
Gave at the office

 
Exiting Muni
Tibetan monk rushes by
My hands in gassho

 
A lone homeless guy
Making a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie sandwich
Yeeeeeech!

 
girl with low cut blouse
teasing a brahmachyan
long way to true bliss

 
Haikus in pocket
Small fragments of my own thoughts?
fragments in dryer!

 
03.09.04
Hot day in winter
Tattooed girls are out in droves
Baring their artwork

 
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