Tag Archives: tragedy

Fools Rush In

To all those wise, beautiful fools who have brought the medicine of joy and laughter to life, I salute you:   Slapstick’s trinity, a monotheistic gag– Salvation’s last laugh.   Genius, in trespassing, has its necessary fools– Supreme gag order. … Continue reading

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Sylvia, Triptych

Perhaps, Miss Sylvia, if there had been more sand on your beach, more sea to wash away the dead skin of pallid thoughts, more moonstruck nights rattling close to your fingers as you typed out the country of your heart, … Continue reading

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Edie

Too many small hours pimped out to wraiths on parade– Heart, in real time, breaks.

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Bench

You know the story, the bench, the promise, the waiting, the interminable stretch of waiting, and the love that never returned, as the girl became a woman and then dead. You know the legend, how the woman is still waiting, … Continue reading

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Narcissus: a Haiku Break-Up

It’s not really me, but more, well, I suppose you: nothing personal.

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Gag

At God’s green altar, a clown’s dignity restored– Gag order complete.

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Siren II

A knowing last glance, no man can possess a myth– To wreck, grasping air.

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Once

The face you don’t see, marred by Love’s forfeit and cease– She was the one, once.

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Formula

Tragedy plus pie equals comedy’s soft touch– Suffer fools gladly.

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Anne Sexton

  In a ballroom gown, the suicide was delayed– Beauty, will you stay?    

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