Archive for March 30th, 2010

30
Mar
10

Haiku #143: LOVE

I had a conversation today with someone I care about deeply. At the “heart” of that conversation I discovered that if you really value someone – almost nothing should come between you. Though this doesn’t always hold true – the attempt in and of itself, at least to me, is what makes a love grow and gives it strength.

Below is a Haiku I just wrote to compliment the artwork. You’ll see the progressive stages of the piece as I worked on it during my train ride.

There are four hearts dripping with love…the number 143 is an allusion to the old school beeper code for “i love you” and also for the street I grew up on in Harlem. I love it all. I always will.

I hope you enjoy.

Haiku #143: LOVE
right before your eyes
it appears like spring sunlight
just to warm your soul

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30
Mar
10

Haiku #450: Sleepless Knight (on bus)

This must be God’s way of constantly reminding me of just how close I was to the egde because as soon as I sat down on the bus Eye Spy’d yet another sleepless Knight.

They are street warriors – some attracted to the freedom of existing outside of our rules, some forced outside of the lines we’ve drawn to ensure that every man and woman can be alienated the instant they can’t recover from a fall. AND all of them sleepless, though sleeping where they can.

and I cannot sleep
knowing that they lie awake,
with their eyes wide shut.




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