Monday, March 31, 2008

Scattering Inspiration

Winds of change move us
Scattering inspiration
Like dandelion seeds

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dead Rose, Dead Romance

I took this photograph of roseImage from WikipediaDry, brittle petals
Fragrance faded like your love
Dead rose, dead romance

Not sure why I wrote this . . . the only person I would really ever count as the love of my life didn't leave me totally devastated. . . I guess it's because I am staring at these roses that I dried and kept as decoration - but these roses are from various occasions: my sister's college graduation, get-well bouquets when I was going through cancer treatment. No flowers from past loves.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Family Squabble

Family squabble
Everyone is angry, sad
We'll get over it

Friday, March 28, 2008

Haiku-Koo Carnival: First Edition

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Driving home at dusk
Chasing the fading daylight
Precious hours fading

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Get Well Soon, Patches!

My friend's old kitty
Sick and feeble, weak and thin
Get well soon, Patches

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shining-armored Knight

Shining-armored knight
I resent my protector
Smug, patronizing

Monday, March 24, 2008

Garlic Breath

Garlicky pasta
Like a dragon breathing fire
My breath stinks so bad

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Why Are You Crying?

Jesus asked Mary,
"Woman, why are you crying?"
Christ revealed Himself.

Easter service was about the Resurrection story. I liked the message because it underlined how we often are so wrapped up in our grief and sorrows we don't see Christ/God reaching out to us. Mary didn't recognize Jesus at first when he spoke to her because of the tears in her eyes. We often don't see God's love and touch because of the tears in our own eyes, the hurt in our hearts, and the fear in our minds.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I Miss You So Much

Heartbroken. Homesick.
Small voice speaks over the phone:
"I miss you so much."

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kite Delight

Floating on breezes
Rising in the air . . . we smile
We delight in kites

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Dog Wants My Cookies

An expectant face
Watching me eat my cookies
Waiting for a crumb

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

India Bound

"I love you, baby,"
Mama said before leaving.
She's India bound.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Xylophone Memory

Colored metal bars
Her xylophone memory
Our musical past

My sister shared the other day that one of her most vivid memories is one of me teaching her to play "Hot Cross Buns" on a little xylophone we had as kids.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March Romance

Orange-blossom breeze
Phantom kisses on my brow
Nature's March romance

I absolutely love Florida in March and April.  The breezes blow with orange blossom perfume.  It's just one of the most wonderful things you can ever smell during the most wonderful weather in Florida

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Alanna's Backache

Sister's back is out.
She can barely move around.
She's at my mercy.

My sister hurt her back yesterday and can barely move. She's no cry baby, so when I heard her weeping I knew she was hurting. Her appendix burst when she was a teenager. She barely complained - we didn't know how sick she was. She ALMOST DIED from it and was in the hospital for a month. So, when I say Sissy is no sissy when it comes to pain, you know it's true. Her back must really be hurting her. Poor sister, huh?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sleeping Dog Snoring

Sleeping dog snoring
Legs running in dreamscape fields
He yelps and wakes up

Friday, March 14, 2008

Late fees

Forgot the movies
They've been sitting in my car
Now I'll late fees

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Crying little girl
Car sick, sweaty . . . she throws up
Another fun day

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hello, My Dear Friend

Hello, my dear friend
So long since we have spoken
I miss you so much

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In the Midst of Crap

It's small victories
That make life tolerable
In the midst of crap

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'll Be Waiting

You'll be leaving soon
I'll be here waiting for you
Taking care of things

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I Have a Headache

I have a headache
I don't want to write haiku
Blah blah blah blah blah

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Watching Woody Allen

Lying in my bed
I'm watching Woody Allen
Funny neurotic

Friday, March 7, 2008

Dog Fight

White teeth flash and slash
Lips peel back over red gums
Growling, angry dog

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ceiling Fan

Whirring and spinning
The ceiling fan cools my room
Whispers me to sleep

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Messy Kitchen

Messy, old kitchen
I don't want to clean it up
Let's eat out tonight.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Agonizing Itch

Irritated skin
Phantom bugs crawling on me
Agonizing itch

Ever since I had radiation therapy, my skin is a bit nutso. I am having a itchy patch on some of my skin that was particularly cooked back during treatment. There are moments that I just have to let out a short, quiet scream.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Writing at Work

So much writing and
So little inspiration:
Writing on the job.

I like to write for my job - press releases and marketing copy - but at times you feel a little blah about it. I think working in the same company for 13 years can do that to a person. I just have to shake up my perspective and get a fresh angle on things.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mondays Come Too Soon

Lying in the bed
Sunday night anxiety
Mondays come too soon

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Feels Like Old Times

Cradling your neck,
I hold you close once again,
My dusty guitar.

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