Tag Archives: Aging

#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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#389 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku    a skill I’ve mastered from years of sudden practice changing my flat tires     sometimes I can’t shake the shadows that follow so close my every move     old leather falls ‘round shoulders no longer broad, … Continue reading

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#383 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   cracking and popping muffled bubble-paper sounds my shoulder muscles      unexpected find bizarre history; naked photos I tear up    

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#368 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   they side against me protest against my actions― my knees and my hips     since when is the act of beheading not an act of war? who are we?    

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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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#308 of 365 – “shades of apprehension”

“shades of apprehension”   their names will float indistinguishable like odors I can’t discern sticking to my clothes until my skin begins to itch and the air sinks heavy underneath our conversation and my face turns all known shades of … Continue reading

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