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Winter Haiku

Haiku 1

Summer is so short

A white skirt left on the beach

Winter is so long

Haiku 2

The ice flowers on

the window pane. A flute plays

and the rising moon

Haiku 3

The seagull on its

perch pole above the water

Naked we slowly enter

Haiku 4

Porpoises leap and

breathe in the sound. The sauna

sweat on our bodies

Haiku 5

Long the shore the ice

cracks in the ferry`s wake. The

moon slides on darkness

Haiku 6

New Year - so many

rockets scream next day - old year's

rubbish fills the streets
Tommy Stroller



A Very Personal History

Bodies have histories

Eyes lie to one another

Even in mirrors

But history remains dug

Deep into every cell

Bodies strain to forget themselves

To join in dances too young for them

But the music of the song

Is in the piano notes of the genes

And we endlessly respond

Endlessly play the game,

And dance the dance,

Biology and memory conspiring

To deny themselves

Through each other
Tommy Stroller



Between Africa and Europe I

Between Africa & Europe
We sat on the rocks of the islanded Nile
Somewhere below Aswan
The inkwell water smooth running between our toes
The silt of Africa behind Aswan's mighty hand

Why did we leave?
Why did we come home?

Between Africa & Europe my mind halts
In this poem of last returns.

There we are placed:
I swimming
You watching
The light of the Sahara still burnishing our skin
The cold dark depths of the river
Hiding our last desires
And they will never resurface beyond this picture
I treasure here
Only the Nile flows on
Tommy Stroller



Between Africa and Europe II

Who is this woman?

She is the movement between Africa and Europe.
She is beauty and sight watching each other.
She is the mirror of everything - as in a kaleidoscope.
She is partial yet she is full.
She is the tentacles and she is the small fish being drawn in.
Whatever she wishes for is mesmerized inside her.
She makes the world into a toy for herself then throws it away once the amusement wears thin.
She loves the surface but expresses the depths.
She is the dark core of passion with a light touch.
She puts all things in order in order to forget them.
She has the intelligence of the sea, eroding and shifting all solid forms while making the beach of our dreams.
She creates the glittering things that pull us forward, but she is also our fall once they are past.
She is too young to be sad and too old to be blindly happy or free.
She is the first blood of womanhood and the last dropp of innocence.
She has come when she has gone.
She is change.
Tommy Stroller

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