Procrastinaiku

-Loquacious Llama

A mynah struts by
pelted with raindrops, hungry,
flustered, and yet, proud

*

In dusty labs and
musty offices, hours and weeks
and youth wilt away

*

On raging waters
the last Champa flower drifts
away from the tree

*

I am lost, said
the frog. Aren’t we all, said the
snake, in two quick gulps.

*

Steaming cup of tea
Posturing maturity
Soft scalding of thighs

*

A yellow taxi
parked on a cobblestone road
Shiny in the rain

*

Pale yellow half-moon
Fragrant mellow summer breeze
What then, is missing?

*

Old crow shivering
droopy beak, soggy feathers;
murderer no more

*

Lashes bat, smiles flit,
Faint flickers of hope light up.
Soon lost to the dark

*

The bull of heaven
grazes at the horizon.
Lax Sunday mornings

*

Tram lines and dead poets
The past does not struggle, but
Ghosts whisper aloud

*

Loud ceaseless showers
An excuse to stay longer
Smell of old paper

*

Pain and masks and lies,
A complete waste of effort.
And yet, strangely, peace

*

How can you express
your angst in just seventeen
syl-Oh shit I’m out

*

In brimming gutters,
noisy choirs of frogs croon
songs of carefree love

*

The frogs are all spent,
and the kites and crows gather.
A feast at sunset

*

Whiskers, wet noses,
fangs, claws, and smug grins; comfort
is hard to explain

*

City lights twinkle
on a swirling river; a
tearful ghat goodbye

*

Evening rain, an owl
stirred, screeches, “Not before
I’ve had my coffee!”

*

The candle fizzes,
flickers and goes out, and I
find the dark soothing

*

A lonesome fledgling
abandoned, starved, and curled up
Rotting in the nest

*

Gray skies grumble,
Trains slither on slick rails, I
sit and think and think

 

**With apologies to Rabindranath Tagore and Yasunari Kawabata

[Image Source. And yes, I know it’s not a haiku, but it’s still pretty cool, yeah?]

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