Powers that be (Haiku 7: Power) (Sharing original poems.)

Questions I asked myself all week: Does power always, in every circumstance, corrupt? Is power breakable? What would it take to break chains of power, and would it take a super hero or a super villain to break them?

In these new haiku, I explore the correlation between power and corruption.

Haiku 7: Power

(by Kristi Garboushian)

1.

Grand tribulation:
oak doors hewn by elected
justice. Reckoning.

Power of position

Power of position

2.

Preternatural –
czars savoring backfire,
litanies of blood.

Power of risk

Power of risk

3.

Gold, palladium…
lustrous, incorruptible,
soft nobility.

Power of heritage

Power of heritage

4.

Ravishing spittoon:
molten glass posterity.
Inheritable.

Power of fortune

Power of fortune

In a lighter vein, the week wound back down to normalcy after the in-laws departed. It was a good visit. We took them to typical Arizona places (i.e. Tombstone, Sedona), and they ventured down into the Grand Canyon. They saw a fraction of what Arizona has to offer… one really needs more than a week to take in all of its splendors. Our guests enjoyed what little they experienced.

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