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2011 My Year in Haiku

2011:

31st December

parking lot rainbow
be a harbinger of joy
a happy new year

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24th December

baking gingerbread
is much more fun than learning
you need four new tires

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23rd December

things you shouldn’t do:
web search potential issue
your kid’s doc brought up

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23rd December

winter vacation
second trip to urgent care
I need more coffee

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22nd December

all-ages gambling
will the state shut down our den
of dreidel spinning?

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20th December

potatoes piled up
house will reek of oil and joy
for eight glowing nights

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5th December

anna’s hummingbird
honey badger of the air
dogs? it just don’t care

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2nd December

work meeting stops cold
all heads snap to the window
alarmed by the sun

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11th November

bird-leaf confusion
junkohs flash up leaves straight down
chickadees spiral

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16 September

fall goldfinches match
the buddleia’s dying leaves
dirty mustard brown

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28th July

Freedom Rock neighbor
it’s finally summer now
where is our soundtrack?

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23 July

fixed gear bicycle
that road looked so flat to me
now I know it’s not

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21 July

picking raspberries
wearing my black fleece jacket
no scratched arms this year

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13 July

wearing coat inside
too stubborn to pay for heat
yes it is July

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2nd June

air all aflutter
a hummingbird Thunderdome
spring’s a brutal time

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1st May

warm enough at last!
enough insects for the bats
pooping on the deck

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25 April

first golden goldfinch
back at the feeder today
it wasn’t a dream

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31st March

still in pajamas
eating fried kabocha squash
spring break island style

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25th March

Rufous hummingbird
Mexico is far away
this nectar’s for you

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11th March

Libya Japan
much too much daily heartbreak
good thing there’s love too

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28th February

robin has more faith
hopping in the garden mud
convinced spring has come

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16th February

barking barking dogs
six hens dashing for cover
this is some hail fall

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20th January

bus stop not so dark
enough light for colors now
scarves and sky aglow

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11th January

muffled ferry horn
backyard a cottony hush
finally some snow

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