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Posted: September 5, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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Would I dare reach out;

offer friendship to myself?

I know I would not. 

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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Posted: September 5, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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My conflicted ego

Doubtful constant companion

Distractions have helped.

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© Paul Nichol. 2016

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Posted: September 4, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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Through clandestine acts.

I pursue my ambitions

Yet no one will know.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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The Writer in me,

when reading a great story

thinks, I could write this.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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I cease constantly

Wasted opportunities

Story of my life

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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Tentatively I enter our bed

you the early bird

are already lost in the oblivion

exploring dream worlds,

me, the night owl am an intruder,

my settling, is your unsettling

my bodily presence, all too physical

my careful movements, awkward,

yet, the moment passes

as it does every night,

our breathing unites as

ocean wave lapping upon the constant shore,

we meld body and soul

in the company of our raw nakedness

we sleep.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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Posted: September 4, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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If death is the end

Then how do you live each day

Now you are just bones

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© Paul Nichol.  2016