Haiku: Brothers

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Brother fights brother
Egged on towards destruction
The blind are not led

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Daily Haiku: Ungrateful Country

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Ungrateful country
You make me fight my brother
But now I’m aware

copyright Francis Barker 2020

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Poem ‘Odd Couple’

Odd Couple

Brothers they may be,
an odd couple
more like

As cats
they own everything
and nothing
and I am a function
in their lives—
something to coax
to cajole to feeding bowls
and ever higher levels
of acceptance
and comfort

And don’t they know too
that all is forgiven?

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