“Show Me Yours…”

(January 18, 2010)

show me your heaven

allow you peek at my hell

count up differences*

*(While – again! – listening to Eagles’ “Hotel California this came; the shower and peeker lines interchangeable and the difference-counter originally read “and we count the differences.” The semi-discipline seventeen imposes to me gives haiku much of its charm. My pal Bruce Jewett is a master, I say, at bringing perhaps the best element of the craft with the surprisingly different ofttimes recapitulatory windup line. I’m workin’onit.