Category Archives: Parenting

#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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#371 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   defeat comes quickly like a hard right to the face when my hands drop down       from the high branches summertime felt endless and my childhood safe       the minutes explode frustrations of … 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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#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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#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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#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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#302 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     wet jeans rolled up like walking in the surf; sump pump working overtime     touring campuses tree-lined futures that leave me walking through regrets     history’s old stone longing for a past composed of … Continue reading

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#292 of 365 – “shrapnel”

 “shrapnel”   her tears, a dark rain of shattered bone and splintered breath, where love immutable, weighs heavy like stone, breaking down her shelter as if some storm has begun, as she stands vulnerable to the flying shrapnel of parenting … 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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