Category Archives: Daughter

#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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#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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#283 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     spray, like wind blown rain inescapable; daughter, me―washing the car       nowhere to hide from a most persistent menace; daughter with the hose       tomorrow is a deterrent to my getting something … Continue reading

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#273 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     daughter takes down mom screaming, grunting, arm twisting kung fu take-down class   she yells as she jumps “cannonball!” a child’s huge grin a woman’s body     fatigue rushes in heavy on top of my … Continue reading

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#266 of 365 – “dragons”

“dragons”   my girl is twelve and wrestling with the end of childhood pushing through the morphing vines and thorns in puberty’s wood trying to reconcile new realities with what she previously understood   it isn’t easy watching dragons tear … Continue reading

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#256 of 365 – 6 Haiku brought on by Father’s Day

6 Haiku brought on by Father’s Day   baby picture; I don’t recognize the virtue on my father’s face     family photos all through the house; feel guilty none of my father     “this flight is bad” my … Continue reading

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#200 of 365 – “4 Haiku about my big sister Marsha Lynn Davison

4 Haiku about my big sister Marsha Lynn Davison     so many hours I spent with my big sister only in my mind     we would never meet her life, too big to contain freedom, at three weeks   … Continue reading

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#112 of 365 – 3 Haiku about Forgiveness and Growth

3 Haiku about Forgiveness and Growth    one letter written to a sixteen year old girl forgiving myself     a deep, shaky breath her throat tightens up; eyes sting hard asking for help     mother spoke lowly daughter … Continue reading

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