Haiku for the week 05/08/14 – 05/14/14

At the beginning of the week, I was discouraged from not having spent much time outside and was a bit petulant and groused about it for a while. Unsurprisingly, neither pouting nor the lack of access to nature was helpful to haikuing. As I was reflecting on that thought, I looked up at a small mirror facing the window of my second story office and saw the wind wrenching the branches of newly-greened trees across the street…

05/08/14
winds pull puppetted
trees the way a child swerves,
smashes, matchbox cars

This was a recurring theme as I am STILL on crutches following a minor procedure, and was beginning to suspect there would be no end to it. Being stuck indoors is something easier to manage when it is a chilly, windy, generally miserable day (as it had been the day before), but harder to swallow when you are watching a beautiful spring day everyone else seems to enjoy through glass.

05/09/12
sunlight rains like coins,
clatters to the floor like brisk,
fleeting, dissonance

05/10/14
scraggley dogwood
will bloom through glass even for
motherless daughters

Despite my bleak outlook, there were many moments of small comfort:

05/12/14
spoon clinking, dinner
heats in the next room as I
savor this stillness.

And occasional moments of clarity:

05/13/14
how contrary to
don ancient amour, to shield
oneself from inward

wounds, to brandish stiff
upper lips, to implode from
habit; legacies…

And then, today, moments about moments!

05/14/14
a moment for the
moments when we take the time
to share a moment

I hope you enjoy your moments this week!

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