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Thin Hymns and Fat Haikus

A Thin Hymn:

A late winter storm is on its way.
Today I hold the sun in my hand,
But already I am cold
In the part of me that is tomorrow.


poem and black and white image from Thin Hymns
1995 Richard Lee


image by RELEE from Thin Hymns


Fat Haikus:

I am drifting off to sleep. A hymn
    plays softly on my Sony. But somewhere
from another room I hear an alarm
    of ancient warriors: Wake Up. Wake Up.


Souls made of memories. Mom and Dad on
    the mantle. Who I am on my driver's license.
Who I will be in newspapers yet to be printed.
    And here I am, unknown to any of them.


1995 Richard Lee


image by RELEE from Thin Hymns

Thin Hymns:

I am asleep in the next room. A song
plays softly on my Sony. But some-
where from another room, I hear an alarm
of ancient voices: Wake Up. Wake Up.


I awoke at 3:30 in the morning.
Someone was calling my name: Richard
Richard Richard. But who? I was dreaming.
No one there. Richard is answering anyway.


1997 Richard Lee


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