I.

Taking one day away
Too all the aches and pains down
“Take another, kid”

II.

Getting off my feet
Letting muscules recover
Has been a blessing

III.

A mental struggle
Shutting down effortlessly,
A body needs rest

I.

Spinal erectors
Good posture or straight hubris
For what do you stand

II.

Early morning lift
Upper back tired to the core
“Stay hard.” “Roger that.”

III.

Social distancing
Me, retreating from people…
Because of people.

I.

Streamline to simple
Easiness to understand
Lightness is a way

II.

Hot and humid air
The kind masks should prevent
Keeps finding a wind

III.

Stories and statues
History and perspective
Times are a changing

I.

Heavy guitar licks,
Going limbic deep inside,
Nearly time to go.

II.

Notebook treasure hunt
A process of looking back
Historical me.

III.

Reputations lost
Simple actions do them in
Chips land where they fall

In his MasterClass, Billy Collins shared that he wrote haiku like scales. Haiku was part of his development as a craftsman. I’m no Billy Collins, but I’ve been doing the same since the start of the year. While I didn’t think of it as practice, three a day has been the goal. (Maybe that’s why I’m no BC.)

I.

Colleagues nevermore
Relationship betrayal
Your now on my list

II.

Through a closed window
A natural world exists
Squirrels climbing trees

III.

Angry attitudes,
Clenched prophets tell many lies
Don’t believe their smiles