Tag Archives: uncertainty

How in the heck did we get halfway through the year already?

I shouldn’t be so surprised, each year this happens and you’d think I’d get used to it. Up until April, I can’t remember what year it is. Then I blink, and we’ve had a week in the hundreds. There’s all … Continue reading

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Haiku of the week 11/12/14 – 11/27/14

I have always had a lot of ambivalence about the thanksgiving holiday. I love the food and connection to family…but the wrongheaded myth of its origin has always been troubling to me, and I am astounded that it is perpetuated … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week 09/06/14 – 09/19/14

The quiet presence of mind needed to haiku has been elusive lately…my poetry, like my mind, is mostly scattered, drawn to shiny bits in the moment instead of focused and piercing into the new meanings I am hungry for. so, … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 08/29/14 – 09-/05/14

Once we walked into September, its sudden portal gave us autumnal mildness we couldn’t quite trust. We wander as if we’d always worn layers, furtively comparing our ruse with our neighbors’ purposeful strides down enleafed sidewalks. The heat bugs (whose … Continue reading

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Haiku of the weeks 08/16/14 – 08/28/14

These past two weeks (and their resulting poems) have been full of promise and fear; sort of like a caffeine overdose – jittery exciting and wearisome all at once. Instantaneous furious flurries of anticipation¬† flushed with hope are hummingbirds that … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 07/18/14 – 07/25/14

So the good news is that I’ll get to keep my leg… I really feel like I need that kind of melodrama to maintain my perspective in this summer’s ongoing saga between my left knee and me. (spoiler alert, It … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 05/31/14 – 06/05/14

I love summer thunderstorms with their brazen power taking up the entire sky, scrubbing at the earth, putting us all in our place. We’ve been waking up to pummelled tree branches along the humid streets; proof of the beatings we … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/22/14

Last night I wrote a poem in my half-asleepedness and scrawled it into my bedside journal in the dark. I couldn’t sleep with it sing-songing in my head. I left it at home, though, and have no way of knowing … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/21/14

I am not really sorry, although perhaps I should be, for posting so many poems here in one day. I am feeling a little energized by the dazzling clouds and mild temperatures (they say we’ll have a whole week in … Continue reading

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