Today’s events in linked haiku form

Shriek at 4:30-
Fifth nosebleed this week. Then, kiss husband before trip.

“Worried about you.
Will you be okay alone?”
“Fine. I’m a grown-up.”

Errands to run. Slip
And hurt injured knee, ankle.
Going well so far.

Exhausted, sleep while
Grading papers. Oh no, time
To pick up my son.

Playground, blow off steam.
Then a trip to library.
Too many books? No way!

Stagger under load.
Phone rings, toss keys on table.
Time to go again.

Hurry! Zoo class time!
Car won’t start without my keys.
Oh- sinking feeling.

Yes, we are locked out.
Long distance panic. How do
I get the screens out?

Who cares? Mangle screen,
Heave child over head through window.
Put kitten back in.

Child at door with keys.
Triumph! Zoo class saved! Only
Alone eleven hours.

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7 thoughts on “Today’s events in linked haiku form

    1. The syllable counting was not so bad, really, because I was sitting on a bench outside the gym for an hour, listening to the sound of excited kids interacting with zookeepers and traveling zoo animals. The school was basically empty otherwise, so I could think. (Lots of revising to get the syllables right.) I do have to count syllables for haiku on my fingers though, so I probably got some funny looks from other waiting parents wandering by. But if so, I did not notice because I was busy counting.

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  1. OMG! This was amazing. You are so creative! I felt like I was experiencing your day right there with you. My favorite lines were “Yes, we are locked out. Long distance panic. How do I get the screens out? Who cares? Mangle screen, Heave child over head through window. Put kitten back in.” I was literally laughing out loud. Thank you for this slice!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! It is funny today, but it was not at the time. And the kitten did come right out the window to see what I was doing, and I did have to put her back in. πŸ˜€

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