Tag Archives: Growing Up

#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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#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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#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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#273 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     daughter takes down mom screaming, grunting, arm twisting kung fu take-down class   she yells as she jumps “cannonball!” a child’s huge grin a woman’s body     fatigue rushes in heavy on top of my … 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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#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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