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goodnight kisses and a spiked hairdo

by ayaz daryl nielsen


young lad
that I am
moonlight
through an
open window
were-cub
I become

my spiked hairdo
a head-butt impales
the playground bully

asking grandfather
about spirit as we rest
within warmth from his
cast iron wood stove
"your grandmother,"
he replies, "and a path
through the forest"…

Everything exists within original rhythms
Snarks and those quarks even goodnight kisses
The enactment of aeons and footfalls of ancients
Everything exists within original rhythms
Within a long wait for morning
Within the yearning for home
Everything exists within original rhythms
Snarks and those quarks even goodnight kisses


© 2022 ayaz daryl nielsen

ayaz daryl nielsen, veteran and former hospice nurse, lives in Longmont, Colorado, with his beloved wife, poet and analyst Judith Nielsen. Editor of bear creek haiku (40+ years/185+ issues) with poetry published worldwide (and deeply appreciated), he is online at: bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info

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