Tag Archives: Kids

#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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#321 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku      house dirty again shoes and clothes in odd places kids home from their trip      low grumble of cars flat roar of things electric city-style quiet      peeking through branches darkness plays inside the … 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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#281 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     she was getting good outside her home jumping rope caught in the crosshairs       death so early on incomprehensible pain of being left to die       his little soul, scorched from his … Continue reading

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#266 of 365 – “dragons”

“dragons”   my girl is twelve and wrestling with the end of childhood pushing through the morphing vines and thorns in puberty’s wood trying to reconcile new realities with what she previously understood   it isn’t easy watching dragons tear … 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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