A weekend of Summer hakius. These three all kind of fit together and bring some of the happier moments of this COVID-19 Summer to light.Continue reading
Day 13 “summer sips”
fruit juice with dinner / black coffee in a paper / cup, iced chais with friends
We don’t have a special summer drink, so this is what I came up with for today.Continue reading
Day 12 “healing”
our safe comfort zone / as often as we’ve been here / home has been healing
I took an unintentional break yesterday from poetry, as I’m training to cover one of the janitorial groups the company employs. I split my work day and wanted to write yesterday’s haiku then, but I was so tired. Monday I stayed up late reading and then writing a spontaneous blog post.
Also, yesterday’s prompt was a sad one, and I didn’t feel motivated to write more about missing hugs, home games of D&D, seeing my people and watching my babies (nieces, nephews, and goddaughter) grow up, and getting any slices of normalcy back.
So, I decided to skip it altogether and keep plugging along today.Continue reading
Day 10 “looking forward to”
Christmas lights and carols*, / strawberries in October, / D&D home games
I thought of the middle line first. I brought home a couple of tomato starts at the end of June from a co-worker. (You guys, we are not gardeners. I like the idea, but lack the follow-through it takes to grow things and keep them alive.)Continue reading
Day 9, “Zoom”
Ant and I made the decision to invest in Zoom when shelter-in-place first took affect back in March, since the free one cut you off after 40 minutes.
I think we used it three times.Continue reading
Day 7 “in the shade”
I wrote today’s poem on my lunch break outside of the a client’s new job site. A grocery store has been waiting been waiting many years for this new location and today was opening day. My client regularly works on Fridays and so I was there to support him on a day where the community showed up and shopped, to help become adjusted to a new environment.
As a job coach, a little less this summer–this year in general–due to COVID-19, I can spend all day in my car. For lunch and breaks. It’s my office. And I am forever looking for shade, to park my car in because we will spend hours at the same location. I’ve learned that not very many parking lots have good shade. I still look for it everywhere I can hahaContinue reading
Day 6, “raise your voice”
Another night at the dining room table, writing poems and blog posts. I love it.Continue reading
Day 5 “a worry”
This is something I’m wondering a lot lately. We’re all navigating the impacts of COVID-19. Being a human in a non-quarantined world is hard enough and now we’re managing emotions and feelings while wearing masks and not seeing all of our people regularly.
My hope, my prayer, is that we can offer grace and love and kindness to those around us and on the Internet.
My hope, my prayer, is that we can give people the benefit of the doubt.
But I also worry about it too.Continue reading
Day 4 “a hope”
Yesterday’s haiku, “social distancing”, was a bit of a downer. Both versions. But I need to remember that it has taken me months to wrestle with these emotions.
(Fellow Californians, Day 138 of the state-wide shelter-in-place is coming to end as I post this. But, who’s counting?)
With today’s hakiu, I really wanted to take those specific things in yesterday’s poem and literally translate the hope in each of those.Continue reading
Day 3 // “social distancing”
There are two poems again because Ant is getting a feel for the way I write my haikus and I don’t think he’s a fan.Continue reading