Haiku: Forgetting

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I wish we could talk
Forgetting is not easy
Time does not erase

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Escape

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How did you do it?
Playing by the given rules
Beat at their own game

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Haiku: Team Timelines

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Converging timelines
No room for maneuvering
Choose which team you’re in

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Haiku: Ghost of Time

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Did I choose this time?
The zeitgeist is haunting me
A subtle rebirth

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Haiku: Time Lines

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Landmark century
Revelation as your script
Sure of the timeline?

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Haiku: Perception


Wait and time goes slow
Be busy and sense it fly
It doesn’t watch you

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Haiku: Drops


Drops of life and time
Hanging precariously
It is beautiful

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Haiku: A Friend In Time

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Who knows what time is
A cold distant relative
who's left you behind

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Haiku: Our Place In Time

The astrological clock in Prague

Is this our account?
Our apportioned span on earth
stored eternally

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Saturday Poem: Bygones


So now, after all this time
we decide to speak,
when all that water under the bridge
has long turned stagnant and is festering,
fit only for frogs
and other unsuspected creatures:
such are the demons of my mind

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: Yarborough Road

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I remember years as dark as this,
in rooms overlooking that old racecourse,
a world in slow decay
like mental states and empty plates,
days with nothing to do but sit and stare
or walk the drab streets
like a plodding hobo in search of a meal.
More than forty years fly by
but how little has changed.
The same weary mind
perceives this empty life,
these unknown vistas
funnelled into one cul de sac

copyright Francis Barker 2019