House of Haiku
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House of Haiku

Give me strength (tankas)

Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash

True story: baby

wrapped securely around me

Bouncy toddler screams,

releases my hand quickly

runs away then back again.

Tears streaming, I load

groceries, kind elderly

woman pats my hand

smiles: “pray for you, not him,

God filled him with energy!”

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Heidi Chase

Heidi Chase

May I continue to be inspired by the ups and downs of my personal and professional relationships