GUEST POST // Living Rats Saw God (Haiku) by Ry Hakari

Carrot-sun, sky-stick
Change, chased to the horizon,
every eve, escapes

Last night I dreamed I
shaved my head to symbolize
this loss of progress

“Life is a rat race —
crawled bald, cradle to the grave”,
Wise Solomon says

Simple Simons say,
“Happiness is denying
cold reality”

I’m caught in between
dying in light of the truth,
accepting my lot

Living a half-life
in darkness of denial
of what I can see

I want to believe
things are better then they seem,
living lucid dreams…

I want to believe
my future’s not this fragile,
living denial…

I want to believe
where there’s a will, there’s a way,
living life, not lies…

I want to believe
when I die, life was worthwhile,
winning the rat race…

Søren Kierkegaard,
Christian Devil’s Advocate,
just like me, has said

“Life can only be
understood backwards; but it
must be lived forwards”

I want to believe
and read backwards “dog was star”,
living “rats saw god”

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23 thoughts on “GUEST POST // Living Rats Saw God (Haiku) by Ry Hakari

  1. i love the leaps in imagination, the sudden associations and connections.. Are you familiar with Beethoven’s late quartets? They are a challenge but once you find the key to his thinking they make sublime sense..give them a listen sometime and preferably under the influence of ‘something’

    Great work here, Ry

    Your Brother


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    • Thanks John! Sorry for the delay in responding! I’m not familiar with his late quartets, though I did know that he went deaf later in life, and continued to write music! It sounds very interesting!

      My best to you brother!


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