Category Archives: Children

#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#364 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   hard to concentrate on today when tomorrow is the finish line     lifelines from a friend back when I was drowning; old shoe-box of letters     ad-libs written out to make me seem natural first … Continue reading

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#361 of 365 – “scraps”

“scraps”   ladders to Heaven from dreams on the ground broken souls praying for paths to be found children who sleep with full bellies in sheets newly-made orphans who sleep in the streets guns on the prowl to kill or convert … Continue reading

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#354 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     I scrub my floors clean muddy feet come anyway tracking depression     squinting and cursing alone at my job―watching football on my phone     sink on into it I say to my daughter; she … Continue reading

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#351 of 365 – 2 Haiku

 2 Haiku     children gone missing behind hoods and guns; never to be seen again     walking the night floors they creak with bits of lost sleep pieces of worry    

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#345 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   deep in the foxhole behind enemy lines; stuck home with teenagers     cuteness of babies a parent’s debt that comes due with the teenage years    

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#343 of 365 – “yesterday’s torture”

“yesterday’s torture”   silence like a cancer has shut down our fury we’ve abandoned our trial disbanded our jury we sit in the sight of molested souls who inhabit their lives but have no controls women and children living horrible … Continue reading

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#327 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   she cried yesterday first day of pre-school; today she started eighth grade       they burn such glory demanding we remember Autumn’s final breath       air sticks to my skin soggy and damp―till a … Continue reading

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#322 of 365 – 4 Haiku

 4 Haiku     later he’ll want to apologize to his mom for the son he was       she is quiet, still leaves settling in the sudden hush after a storm       tears squeezed from her … Continue reading

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#321 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku      house dirty again shoes and clothes in odd places kids home from their trip      low grumble of cars flat roar of things electric city-style quiet      peeking through branches darkness plays inside the … Continue reading

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