Wheel of Fate


Wheel of Fate


Black always

suffices, even

on alpine floppy

hats in old

Gwangju.  Complicated math

is required: figures

beyond earth

stroll, hypocrites preach

to children but they

know: strayed already

avoided early parenthood

by pure luck or smarts.

Some big mouth

goes down: broke domestic rules

so cunnilingus,

which was all

he had left, has been

taken away.  The death

of intimacy

proves Karmic

payment is never really

complete, as

“it’s over” rings in

ears, eyes tear, son laughs,

Not knowing

why a grown man would ever

be so full

of emotions.  Ten

years down, where is up?

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

6 thoughts on “Wheel of Fate

    • Other than sonnets, Villanelles and Paeadelles, my two forms are 10 line free verse with internal rhymes and these “Sruber haikus” which are aix five line stanzas and each line is 3,5, or 7 syllables long with strict patterns wherein the first am third stanzas have the Se syllable pattern as do the second and fourth, and the fifth and sixth stanzas are ALWAYS 3,7,3,5,5 in syllable count. Thank you for noticing

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