Category Archives: family

Spirit, Living

I am a spirit living in the aging body of a white man. People I admire despise my meat. People I despise glorify my biological ancestry. The crux ignored: I am a spirit, living. (mediadiversified.org) Advertisements

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Haiku: Perspective

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

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Mister Sniffy

In the grey light before sunrise you examine the yard and driveway: sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! The new light catches the focus in your eyes, much as it might catch the focus … Continue reading

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Haiku–Red and Green

Bleeding from twenty small cuts on my arms and legs; yard work has a price. (www.osoti.net)

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Haiku–Bright Slippers

Sunlight finds my feet, warming better than slippers; Drowsiness follows.

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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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Mother

Strangers hover over your swollen belly: Was there a window? Were smiles real? The clock ticks in your heart. Your hands caress your abdomen, already saying goodbye. You give me to the air, knowing enough to understand the coming of … Continue reading

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Butter, Blood, and Beads

Buttered toast sucks up the beef blood on the cutting board to happy noises, anticipating the almost guilty pleasure of savoring┬áthe blooded bread. The children ready the tree for Christmas with strings of lights and beads. A lifetime of ornaments … Continue reading

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Grey on the Ground

Your eyes are closed as mine are open. Your smooth unblemished lids hold secrets no one can know. When I blink you see me standing behind you in that upstairs bedroom as we watch the sheep below clustered for shearing. … Continue reading

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Haiku–Inside Day

Rain constantly swirls rolling wet, in from the beach; inside is just fine. The fire warms us: the dog sleeps before the stove. Home is a haven. (beach: pmansbach.com; woodstove: desertcanyonliving.blogspot.com)

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