memorial for a brilliant woman

Saturday, November 30, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 The Last Day # 30

American Housewife Haiku #30  (disappearing)

There were just enough
words to finish her last thought:
Thank you, it's been fun.

And with this left behind- the month of Haiku will vanish from the pages, to be parceled out and put in a book, or something.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 29, 2013

NAPOMO Novenber 2014 #27, #28, #29

American Housewife Haiku # 29 (a commercial)

No one has enough
of whatever you’re selling.
Can I write a check?


American Housewife Haiku # 28 (a bird)

Blue Jays tap, tap, tap
on an upturned trash can lid.
Ice-covered bird bath.


American Housewife Haiku # 27 (a place)

That night in Paris,
Texas when I wore earbobs,
left on the night stand.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 26

American Housewife Haiku # 26 (free____)

You’re free to forget
my hand against your shoulder
Lost in the circus.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 23, 24, 25

American Housewife Haiku 25 (poem remix AHH 8)

Wooden ships sit high
when empty, they can carry
whatever you want.

American Housewife Haiku 24 (Respond-“Buy the best you can afford”)

It’s not for status,
quality will hold its shape-
even when you sag.

American Housewife Haiku 23 (I shouldn’t be here)

Three pounds isn’t much.
It’s enough to grow up with.
They said: Die. Not yet.

Friday, November 22, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 22

American Housewife Haiku #22 (no prompt) on the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK

Who wakes expecting
to die before the sun sets?
I don’t, though I could.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

NAPOMO Novenber 2013 # 21

American Housewife Haiku # 21 (secret/coded message)

Talk to each other,
use whatever means you must.
Start with the weather.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 20

American Housewife Haiku # 20 (Always____)

Begging your pardon,
I hold good intentions close.
I’m most always late.

extra (for the upcoming holiday)

American Housewife Haiku (extra)

Not a day goes by
I don't miss the family
I once hated so.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 19

American Housewife Haiku # 19 (a love poem)

I can feel my heart
beat in anticipation.
You’re not even near.

NAPOMO 2013 #18

American Housewife Haiku 18  (forget what I said earlier)

Forget what I said,
the sky is full of promise,
the sun a sweet gift.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 17

American Housewife Haiku 17 (element)

In your element,
you schmooze like a good salesman
tap dancing on glass.

Mama said "Watch out!
The bad boy element thrives."
That’s why I chose you.

Water, earth, fire, air.
Everything we need to be.
No matter? Matter.

Did you know you’re it?
You were tagged before your birth.
God don’t do markdowns.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 16

American Housewife Haiku 16 (halfway)

I love cloudy days,
no-squint zones where I can see
halfway to nowhere.

Friday, November 15, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 15

American Housewife Haiku #15 (what_______)

Asked: What kind of pie?
The Way We Were, then. Now,
we eat what’s there.  

What say you, daughter?
So eager for adventure,
take the best offer.

Wrapped in endless “What?”
You should have been listening.
Now you’re all alone.

What not to question:
my girth, hair, choice of clothing.
And yes, I love you.

What fools men can be!
It takes so little to woo,
then they fart too much.

What a crock of poo!
Monkey house shenanigans,
just drink the Kool-Aid.

Gimme a what-what!
On the recovery road,
life will still kill you.

Where, why, how, and what-
Tell the story you have to-
the rest is writing.

What time is it now?
Just fifteen minutes later?

What else do you want?
This is my final offer.
Magic fish wishes.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 14

American Housewife Haiku # 14 (exploration)

Open any door:
there’s another to go through,
even the last one.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 13

American Housewife Haiku # 13 (self-help poem)

When the gym won’t do
and meditation fails you,
Want white wine or red?

NAPOMO November 2013 # 12

American Housewife Haiku # 12 (saddest moment)

I loved a man who
wanted me to be someone
he’d made up. I tried.

Monday, November 11, 2013

NAPOMO November 2013 # 11

American Housewife Haiku 11 (inspired by a photo)

The god of balance
tousled my hair and moved on.
I can’t dance, don’t ask.

Friday, November 01, 2013

National Poetry Writing Month November 2013 (# 1)

American Housewife Haiku  (appearing)

 Look who's coming in
 making it all about you.
 Daylight savings time.

I've been writing and revising my American Housewife Haiku with an eye toward a book in the spring and a weekly subscription base where you get your AHH in your mailbox- watch this space!

I'm using the suggested prompts from Poetic Asides FYI.