Posted in haibun

2020.04.27: safe passage

Here it is Monday again and yet I’m not driving to work. Instead I’m looking out across the backside of my property through a neighbor’s garden onto a greenbelt of trees that is vibrantly alive with the colors of spring. Having worked at the same place for 12 years I’ve found all the different ways to go to work when the highways come to a standstill. I’ve taken country roads through scenic farm lands and desolate streets through inner city neighborhoods and everything in between. Yet my favorite commute is the one I’ve been using since the Shelter-in-place order was issued. There are good things that has come from this dreadful virus. Stay safe and have a good week wherever you’re staying or going.

crossing back and forth
squirrels avoid open field
highways in the trees

Posted in haiku

2020.04.20: abiding

a forlorn wailing
pierces through half-conscious dream
siren in the night

awake, asleep, or working
waiting for quarantine’s end

chilly morning air
long walks in afternoon sun
these days aren’t so bad

when we look back on this time
the good will outweigh the bad