The Previous Set of Almost Haiku was not the Last [cycle number 5]

Song Cycle by Richard Farber (b. 1945)

Word count: 135

1. Cycles and sets [sung text checked 1 time]

An almost depressed cycle
A sentimental love song
Sets of almost haiku
Toys that I did not have
Is all this depression a life?

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2. Gout [sung text checked 1 time]

Gout starts as an episode
 	a few days or a week
it progresses until it is months at a time
	pain is not sublime.

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3. Not God [sung text checked 1 time]

I am an old man now for many years
I was an almost old man for many years before
The gout not god has dragged me through the chasm
No aleatory repeat the day
The rift of life is one way.

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4. A Zen sound [sung text checked 1 time]

On the days when it rains or my gout is too bad
I smoke my pipe on the service porch by the kitchen
Where the dryer is stacked on the washer
It is good that I find the sound of the washing and the drying relaxing.

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