Category Archives: Haiku Heights

Haiku Heights – Late

rushing to meet it,
she spots time in the distance
— hears disappointment…

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Haiku Heights – Urban

man’s light drains starlight —
sky dots obscured by street lamps :
rural trip awaits…

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Haiku Heights – Beach

beach so distant; mind
so near; imagination
makes her smile for now…

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Haiku Heights – Time

count, manage, save, spend;
cherish it or squander it  —
a penny of time…

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Haiku Heights – Squeeze

gripped by despair, she
turns to the greatest wisdom —
squeezes back with love

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Haiku Heights – Swing

injustice, anger,
sadness; depression sets in–
please, swing to good news…

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Haiku Heights – Crescendo

 

chatter crescendos,
her courage decrescendos–
ear buds to the ears…

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I felt very much down this past Saturday. Looking back, I can see why. I came very close to having a panic attack Saturday morning while I waited for my son to get out of his swim class.  It was his second session.  The first session last Saturday went great for him and I calmly read while I waited.  But this week turned out different.  I was sitting calmly reading and suddenly there were at least three different conversations going on in the same waiting room. The cacophony of voices touched a bundle of nerves in me.  And I started getting anxious and confused.  Reaching for my ear buds and the music in my iPod was the best way to sooth my nerves

Somehow, I thought anything close to a panic attack was gone from my life before this incident.  I really should know better than that by now.  I guess I forgot that this happens with anxiety. It tends to rear its ugly head when I least expect it, but I’ll be okay.  It’s not the end of the world. It has happened before.  The only reason I felt so sad and upset is because I’ve made so much progress in the past months with my anxiety.  I’ll get a little nervous here and there, but I haven’t felt the trapped, confused feeling in a long time.  All I needed was some rest, quiet time, and to remind myself to remember to breath, relax, and have faith that it’ll be alright.  Good thing it was the weekend.  I’m a sensitive, caring person that sometimes gets anxious, but not as frequently as before. There, writing it down makes me feel better about the anxiety episode.  Now, before this next Saturday swim class, I need to remember…

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“Accept all strange sensations connected with your illness. Do not fight them. Float past them. Recognize that they are temporary.”
Claire Weekes, Hope & Help For Your Nerves

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Haiku Heights – Moral

with the ups and downs
of life’s waves, it serves as an
anchor to sustain…

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Haiku Heights – Eccentric

imperfection to
some – perfect to another:
human nonetheless

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Haiku Heights – Stone

sadness envelopes
her heart with fear and turns her
mind to a dull stone…

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Haiku Heights – Change

can you spare some change–
a dime, a smile, a penny,
a habit, a change…

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Below is a music video of one of my favorite songs, Change by Tracy Chapman. Video by Kamyar Etemadi.

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Haiku Heights – Health

she wakes early with
the sun to find one of Ben’s
fruits to nourish her…

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“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
-Ben Franklin

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