Day 2455

September 30, 2011
Day 2455
against the stage lights,
a nose’s line, a chin’s curve –
both well known to me

Day 2254

September 29, 2011

Day 2454
what I had, arrived
unbidden; it’s departing
in much the same way

Day 2453a/b/c and a photo

September 28, 2011
Day 2453a
I felt the water,
fresh off a leaf, last night’s rain
as a sacrament
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Day 2453b
on the tree’s rough bark,
a silent message for me:
change will be constant
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Day 2453c
each night we all die.
each morning we are all born.
each day, a lifetime
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Day 2452, and a short PSA

September 27, 2011
Day 2452
listened, corrected
encouraged her as she read
from the children’s book
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Literacy Services of WI is in serious need of English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors. Please consider sharing 90 minutes a week with someone learning to speak/read English. I volunteer there weekly in their Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. I work with one student, a 20-something woman. We are now beginning to work on words that have more than one syllable.
This haiku was inspired by last night, when I agreed to stay for a second tutoring session, as LSW had a lot of ESL students, but were short on tutors. Again, please consider tutoring at Literacy Services of WI.

Day 2451

September 26, 2011
Day 2451
in my basement space,
I can hear the rain outside,
and hope to find sleep

Day 2450

September 24, 2011
Day 2450
I try not to think
about where you might be out
and where I am not

day 2449

September 23, 2011
Day 2449
“where the mind’s willing,
the body’s able,” is what
I kept repeating