Jul 16

Haiku 1098

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Tags: , , July 16th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

By my dog’s back foot,

a baby toad. She doesn’t

see. I let things be.

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Mar 15

Haiku 1092

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Tags: , , March 15th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

like I knew they would

the dogs pee on the snowman

who’s seen better days

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Mar 07

Haiku 1090

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Tags: , , , , March 7th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

drop the kid at school

take the dogs for a walk and

I find my old self

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Jan 11

Haiku 1067

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Tags: , , , , , , January 11th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

dog puke on my bed

Han Min in trouble at school —

it’s not even noon

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Jan 05

Haiku 1063

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , January 5th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

They bluster and bark

at an empty tree. What’s there

I wonder — vampires?

Damn Twilight. Ever since I read those books, I can’t shake the feeling that vampires are lurking in my night trees, watching me as I take my dogs out before bed. If you only knew how many nights I’ve hurried my dogs inside while keeping an eye on the sky. It’s even crossed my mind that my dogs are probably safe from these monsters of the night. They’re so small, they wouldn’t provide much sustenance. But then that leaves me . . .

I’ve tried several times to write a haiku about this fear, but I’ve either never been pleased with the outcome or, in a fit of self consciousness, chickened out when it came time to push the publish button. Surely readers would think me silly.

But since we’ve decided to relax our approach to haiku this year, to let ourselves write about whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial, I decided it was time to finally share my vampire jitters.

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Feb 26

Haiku 1026: NaHaiWriMo 25 by Kelly

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Tags: , , , February 26th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

the dogs sleep with us

special treat for them, not us

they snore, we sweat

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Feb 19

Haiku 1019: NaHaiWriMo 19 by Kelly

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Tags: , , , , , , February 19th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

the dogs nose their way

through tall brown grass hunting mice —

I look on amused

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Feb 08

Haiku 1003: NaHaiWriMo 7 by Alison

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , February 8th, 2012

by Alison

by Alison

head cold

becomes stomach bug –

my dog looks worried

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Feb 07

Haiku 999: NaHaiWriMo 7 by Kelly

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , February 7th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

Before the cold snap

a pheasant ducks through the woods —

Thoughts of my grandpa.


Unusual warmth,

so the dogs and I press on —

Still, though, that pheasant…


Wild turkey, fox

deer, coyotes in our woods.

Pheasants? Not pheasants.


Grandpa hunted them.

Stuffed pheasants flew through his house —

Was that one a sign?


Almost at my door

when the dogs flush three pheasants

from beside the shed.


The dogs bark, the birds

stumble from the underbrush

dragging crumpled leaves.


I drop the leashes,

scream before I see the birds

fighting to escape


From inside me, a

wild, uncontrollable laugh

rushes forth — then tears.


Equally wild and

uncontrollably, I sob

there in the driveway.


Maybe they were just

pheasants, just birds. Or maybe

they were my grandpa.

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Oct 25

Haiku 969

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 25th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

goblins suspended

from a neighbor’s tree — my dogs

bark in protest

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