Category Archives: Mother

#455 – “parade”

“parade”   here it comes without you like some hurtful parade   where childless mothers and motherless children walk with raw hearts unmade   filled all at once with sorrow and love and longing interwoven like thread   as they … Continue reading

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#442 – 5 haiku

5 haiku   and still, it rains on like grey has enveloped all that you left behind   I am angry that you stopped taking your meds and then faded away   I am angry that some strange woman’s voice … Continue reading

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#382 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   in limbo; my hours waste into anger; waiting for the cable man      tangled up thinking dead ends and darkness on my old neural pathways      weight against my palms holding so many questions my … Continue reading

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#357 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     mouth drops, dumbfounded four buses, one direction none going my way     birds, frogs and crickets movie quotes and pop music phones used to just ring     our girl, thirteen; time sucks! my wife said―put … Continue reading

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#349 of 365 – “tether”

 “tether”   there’s so much light that’s travelled years inside the gravity of time   whispering through the shadows of the past it leaves behind   there are no folded up spaces where today can last forever   no soundless … Continue reading

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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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#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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#278 of 365 – “where the milk of freedom spills”

“where the milk of freedom spills”     I feel sluggish and uncooperative don’t want to do my chores I want to linger under sunsets and meander on the shores I don’t want to be a parent or a daughter … Continue reading

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#245 of 365 – “candy sticks”

“candy sticks”   she brought home candy sticks that were magical, made in some special room in the sky   and when you ate them the secret laws of confusion and fear simply didn’t apply   my mother’s arms were … Continue reading

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#157 of 365 – 8 Haiku about my mother

8 Haiku about my mother   I jumped in her arms she held me, long as she could till I got too big     she sat on our beds each night we had our own time when she was … Continue reading

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