Heaven, Nature, Woman

(Three haiku on some eternal mysteries.)

Thunder explodes a
million Hiroshimas. The
sky is not broken.

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Bristlecone pines ges-
tate the secrets of being.
Fire is the midwife.

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The betrayed heart for-
gives. Feeling superior
is the best revenge.

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(A/n: The Rocky Mountain bristlecone pines are the oldest known living things. Some of them are over 4,000 years old. Because of the frigid environment, often only the heat of forest fires can open their cones for the seeds to scatter.)