We’ve Been Expecting You

The retrofitted
whifflers saw their pawns market
ataraxia –
dissent on canvases spread
under every dark
ridge, and blasted light outside 

the marionettes
housing cancerous grandstands,
rapist clergy, and vendors…

© Christopher Rupley 2017

(This is a Choka, and it stems from a group of Eastern forms of poetry called Waka. The syllable count is 5-7-5-7-5-7-…5-7-7).

Haiku 5-7-5

The beauty of all
existence is in knowing
time erases all…

© Christopher Rupley 2017

Decadent Indifferences



The modern-day Master of Haiku returns with a spellbinding volume of 100 Haiku that will keep your mind churning for hours after you read them. Tunneling deeper into the maze of slam-packed, 17-syllable meaning, Christopher Rupley delves into the form with no remorse for his sense of self, and an intensely open mind.





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Haiku 5-7-5 Variation

Pendent and ousted,
the filings from her death throes
wandered through sparse caves…

© Christopher Rupley 2017

(It doesn’t happen too often, but I occasionally enjoy posting a variation of one of my pieces, because it feels right).

Haiku 5-7-5

Pendent and ousted,
the filings from her death throes
wandered through our caves…

© Christopher Rupley 2017

Haiku 5-7-5

I am a quiet
knight spilling rebellious truths
into voiceless minds…

© Christopher Rupley 2017