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Good Friday  Suffering 

hollow eyes
in skeleton face
look out through wire fence

starving bald baby
with bloated belly and skin sores 
cries with dry tears

woven into crown
thorns longer than my thumb
pressed into His head

eight inch spikes
hammered through His palms and feet
to a wooden cross

memories wiped clean
trapped in alien body
loved ones lost


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I couldn't resist, here are 2 of my own "the short night--" haikus.  

"the short night--"
the sound of soft snores
from his room
         ~~ jvg

"the short night--"
the moon is hiding
the stars make no sound


The haiku  below are not meant to be read as one poem but 11 different poems written by Yosa Buson in the 18th century all beginning with " the short night".   Of course these are translations from the original Japanese and I don't know who did the translation. My favorite of the bunch is the very first one.
11 haiku  nw.gif by Yosa Buson (1716-1783), Japanese Poet, all beginning with the line "the short night--".

the short night--
on the hairy caterpillar
beads of dew.

the short night--
washing in the river.

The short night--
bubbles of crab froth
among the river reeds.

the short night--
a broom thrown away
on the beach.

the short night--
the Oi River
has sunk two feet.

the short night--
on the outskirts of the village
a small shop opening.

the short night--
broken, in the shallows,
a crescent moon.

the short night--
the peony
has opened.

the short night--
waves beating in,
an abandoned fire.

the short night--
near the pillow
a screen turning silver.

the short night--
shallow footprints
on the beach at Yui.


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2018 Journal  #23

post knee surgery
blood and drugs drip through IV
bed  confinement

Prompt: Confinement   Form: Haiku   for Poetry Bingo

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