Category Archives: Growing Older

#420 – 3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday

3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday     leaves are turning red so eager to drop and fly from this aging tree     dreams so close they burn turn both doubt and delay to ash I blow … Continue reading

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#405 – beneath the floorboards

beneath the floorboards    is it too late to be great to circumvent the wasted time twisting up my fate   have my dreams once fresh like fruit plucked from the vine spoiled in the hiding places beneath the floorboards … Continue reading

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#387 – “troubled end”

“troubled end”   I’m not sure what I’m missing or if God is at fault like he’d put me in to simmer but added no salt I feel flavorless bland like a scrap of dead air set aside like a … Continue reading

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#385 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so restless to live days slip through my eagerness for tomorrow’s gifts   smiley face bracelet for the times I can’t muster one up on my face    reading back over so much of my life spilled … Continue reading

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#340 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   singing with the kids sounds deep like my son; my voice after menopause     mirror behind me over my shoulder, I see naked gravity     I slipped, fell down the slippery slope―started my sentence, “in … Continue reading

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#331 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     in the waiting room people, all sorts, come and go everyone limping     I walk―slowly swing an unbending leg; elder lady passes me     one knee, all braced up the other, so jealous for … Continue reading

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#330 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     I am defeated by a knee that wanted to go another way       hurt knees, salty cheeks resolve so bruised up it aches sometimes just to hope       kung fu black sash … Continue reading

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#323 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     thin feathers so slight tossed everywhere by the wind no real direction     bits of sound so faint there are no echoes to share of self-confidence     watching trails of smoke disappearing in the … 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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#317 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     back hurting, knees ache kung fu I do to stay young makes me feel so old       laughter so healing for all along for the ride except the driver    

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