Category Archives: Conversation

Smallity

We are sometimes so small, me especially. About small things. We get miffed because somebody asks us to do something and we are distracted from what we’re pretending to think about even if what we’re thinking about is banal an … Continue reading

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Remove Spoon to Insert Foot

My silver spoon gets stuck in my mouth when I try to articulate. (spoon: OLWomen.com; apartheid: buzzsouthafrica.com)

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Haiku: Perspective

A tree in my yard, upheaval in my country. The tree stays the same.

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May December Be

You are younger than my daughter, but you are not my daughter. The rich human history of young women and old men is a cross-grain of joyful noise and heartache. Wisdom is the most valuable attribute in both directions, a … Continue reading

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Haiku–Community

I lean, very still. A young Junco, unaware, hops across my foot. Community is all of us, hearts in concert, living together. (dark-eyed junco: pacificnorthwestbirds.com; junco feeding cowbird: coastodian.org)

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Haiku–Facing Dichotomy

Arise with the sun; Gasoline gets me to work. Today is Earth Day.

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Birthing a Day

You can hear the ocean early in the morning from here, this house hunkered on the hill, the back side of Soledad Mountain. Mexico is way out there and the lights of downtown muted by salt air rising from Mission … Continue reading

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Haiku–All Hearts

Thank you for this me. Thank you for what I must learn. Thank you for all hearts. (top: switchandshift.com; bottom: penandbell.com)

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Buddy’s Family Vacation

Dear Biped, I understand you humans like to show off your vacation photos. I won’t get into the details of how we pulled this off, but apparently we’re very charming and photogenic. It seems that humans can’t get enough of … Continue reading

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Haiku–Moving Feast

So many things done. So many things yet to do. Life is a full plate. (Hemingway quote from imgfave.com; full cup from smblog.proton.in)

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