Tag Archives: Childhood

#373 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   my soul grumbles – so hungry for the meaty fruit sustenance of art      he begged for a kiss my best friend since four years old a tomboy’s crushed heart      

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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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#346 of 365 – strange hodgepodge of 5 Haiku

strange hodgepodge of 5 haiku   swim camp for one day didn’t swim or go back; they thought I was a boy     walking home Christmas me and my best friends; our new bikes freshly stolen     walking … Continue reading

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#274 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     at five, I was king in my garment of the gods my red overalls     air, inedible the haze and gunk of loss; death’s anniversary     such a lone window watching and waiting for … Continue reading

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#263 of 365 – “tiptoes”

 “tip-toes”   we saved the world from inside pillow forts played championships on mini basketball courts   he woke me before dawn to watch birds in the yard   and gave me his most precious Pokémon card   he was … Continue reading

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#261 of 365 – “magic rope”

“magic rope”   such bashful trees dancing under their leaves blowing their sweet summer breath in the breeze pulling me back to my swing in the yard where a tire and magic rope dispelled all unease    

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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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#246 of 365 – 5 Haiku – moments from my childhood

5 Haiku – moments from my childhood     I think of Jake, our ice cream man in white; when Good Humor really was     lawn mowers, grass smells mornings rich with Summer―time to go out and play   … 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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#244 of 365 – “amphitheatre nights”

“amphitheatre nights” (listening to music we could hear coming from the Carter Barron Amphitheatre)   on the back steps of uneasiness beneath the balmy kiss of Summer we watched leaves embraced by music dancing in the August moon while we … Continue reading

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