the haiku diaries


December 18, 2017 by Rachel Dickinson
December 18, 2017, 10:38 am
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My mother would have
been eighty-eight on this day.
Happy Birthday, Jane.

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November 29, 2013 by Rachel Dickinson
November 29, 2013, 9:40 am
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Glad the day’s over.
Gratitude is tough when a
foot’s stuck in the past.



May 2, 2011 by Rachel Dickinson
May 2, 2011, 7:42 am
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If death comes in threes
then I’ve had my fill this spring —
it’s time to move on.



December 9, 2009 by Rachel Dickinson
December 9, 2009, 8:18 am
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Schools delayed today —
“what to do with the children?” —
a mother’s lament.



February 5, 2009 by Rachel Dickinson
February 5, 2009, 11:21 am
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Dunkin Donuts joe
in hand — I drive the slick roads
to my mother’s house.



December 18, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
December 18, 2008, 11:13 am
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Some cake, some cards, and
a photograph of the kids —
Happy Birthday, Mom.



December 11, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
December 11, 2008, 11:17 am
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Mother moves slowly
across the living room — tap,
tap, tap,
goes her cane.