Tag Archives: Parent

#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     Advertisements

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#224 of 365 – “apparitions of abuse”

“apparitions of abuse”   restless truths, vague memories buried behind too much of the past   like a vapor barely visible before it thins and disappears, hiding in the trees like leaves about to die, and jumping into the wind to … Continue reading

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