Utopia: Haiku Series

Through unguarded streets,
curious minds take steady strides—
girl, imagine that!

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Inside our snow globe,
every child is fast asleep
away from the cold.

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Their hazy eyes stare
as I wear a content smile
on my warm deathbed.

 

Artwork by Lee Merrion

Life Ahead

Is it possible
to breathe fresh air through photos?
Asking for my kids.

Colorful ball pit
Children will hate to swim in:
A sea of plastic

A sea canary
And underwater duets
Folktale materials

“Tornado Earth,” by Ian Priest
Mixed media sculpture.

Artwork by Ian Priest

Private War: Haiku Series

Explosion

His hidden letters
Her broken open heart and
My reluctant love

Shrapnel

Words wrapped in anger
Hollow vessels that bruise the
Tongue that bruises hearts

Recovery

A silent retreat
Surrender of mind to love
Gift of self-kindness

Artwork by Rie Yamashina

Haiku Series: Hearth

My mother’s porridge:
Bowl of memories that heals
Even the un-sick

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Two melting bodies
Arms that comfort and support
A friend’s hug is home

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Daily sparks of joy
Tagged Instagram photos of
Funny feline friends

Artwork by Mouni Feddag