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Current Events Education Haiku Poems Poetry

Lonely Satisfaction

Loneliness

It’s a feeling we’re all familiar with

But have you heard

Of lonely satisfaction?

It’s the feeling of newly unwrapped presents

The chill of first snow

The scent of your lovers sweatshirt

Found, tossed aside, in the corner of your house.

Lonely satisfaction is

Coming home from vacation

Or 501 pm on a Friday

It’s things accomplished

But a future

Not yet materialized.

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Current Events Education Haiku Poems Poetry Teaching

8 million

In America

Kids are always the battle ground

What they read

What we teach them

How we raise them

Yet in our hubris

We allowed 8 million of them

To be stricken with grief

You see

We were too busy arguing

To care about the consequence

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Haiku Poems Poetry Teaching

Imposter

Empty checkboxes

And a mind that’s zig zagging

Still manage to impress

From the outside in

Yet I have never mastered

Impressing myself

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Current Events Education Haiku History Poems Poetry

Progress

We drink our coffee

Skid into our parking spot

Late, by two minutes

The day is a drudge

Much the same as yesterday,

As will be tomorrow

Oblivious to

The obliteration of

An entire culture

That’s what we call progress

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Climate Current Events Haiku Poems Poetry

Yolo

Record heat persists

Living beside intense fires

And massive flooding

The stripping of rights

Polarizing of nations

Anger…everywhere

But this damn sunrise

Is so fucking beautiful

That we snap photos

Rather than bask in the bright

And vivid moment

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Current Events Haiku Poems Poetry Teaching

The great resignation

A simple reminder:

Toxic relationships are

Not just reserved

For lovers

They can be an entity, a corporation

A job

Even a Vice

Before you leave it’s like

Sucking all air through a straw

Colors are muted, and gray

But once you’re free…

The world is as bright as a birthday cake

And equally exciting.

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Climate Current Events Poems Poetry

Climate Blind

Storms in the west

Floods in the south

We’re watching it happen

But shutting our mouth

Record heat in the east

And in the north too

Shaking our heads

What’s there to do?

Nothing can change until we make it so

Revolution is coming

And lots of sorrow

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Climate Current Events Haiku Poems Poetry

Change

To grow is to change

That’s the advice most given

Which of course implies

That change is progress

But often, that’s not the case

Change is simply change

It’s not attached to morals

And while it can be progressive

It’s doesn’t always mark progress

In fact sometimes

It marks steps backwards

Instead of forward

But again, not always

Because change is simply that:

change

It’s attached to nothing

But we change

So we can breathe.

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Climate Current Events Haiku Poems Poetry

World on Fire

Orange light streams in

And the floor dances with fire

Meanwhile, in the sky

Pink translucent clouds are shaded

By billowing plumes of smoke

Ash covers the sidewalks

Children play with it

Like they would a puddle

Watched over by a flaming copper sun

Why is it so beautiful

When the world is on fire?

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Climate Current Events Haiku Poems Poetry

Gentrified Sky

Cotton candy skies

Sweep over hard machinery

Gray to contrast pink

Spun sugar clouds

Sun bleached and fractured with gold

Hang amidst black plumes

Of industrialization