Tuesdays Are For Haiku 2011

It seemed like a good idea at the time. A haiku, 5-7-5 format, once a week on Tuesdays, to capture a moment in that Tuesday.

April 2011

04/19/2011
The empty inbox,
Like a lily pond without
Those annoying fish.

04/25/2011
Silent house with cats,
Light switches all in order,
Planning what to bake.

May 2011

05/03/2011
No car coming home
Clock ticking in the silence
Counting down the days.

05/10/2011
Racing for some of
The last three eighty nine gas
Before the price hike.

05/17/2011
Unexploded cow
Baked sweet things from three kitchens
A great night with friends.

05/24/2011
Sunshine driving in
Cicadas perching in trees
A day without rain?

05/31/2011
Back to work Tuesday
After Lake of the Ozarks
Can we go back soon?

June 2011

06/07/2011
Earthquake in the night,
Cicada infestation,
Is this normal now?

06/14/2011
Close eyes, move foot, next.
Stubbornly trudging onwards.
Head down, walk, repeat.

6/21/2011
Black tea, milk, sugar,
Kettle steam and shiny spoon,
A moment of calm.

July 2011

07/05/2011
Tuesday back to work
Feels like a Monday morning
Is it Friday yet?

07/12/2011
Heat shimmers outside
No clouds, only blazing sun
Shade is no respite.

07/19/2011
Jasmine scents drifting
Mug too hot to hold right now
Awaiting my tea.

07/26/2011
Rose scented lip balm,
Lunchtime knitting, words with friends,
Small pleasures surround.

August 2011

08/02/2011
Final ten seconds:
Spar my karate teacher
To earn a green belt.

08/09/2011
Road blocked, earth mover
Lifted yellow support legs
To let me out. Damn.

08/23/2011
Mind like cold oatmeal
Quicksilver ideas won't flow
Only leaden fears.

September 2011

09/06/2011
Quietly knitting,
Background noise of kicks & yells,
At karate school.

09/13/2011
Headlights driving in
Sunrise after six fifteen
Winter is coming.

09/27/2011
Foggy morning roads,
Muted colours, drive slower
To arrive alive.

October 2011

10/04/2011
World seen through a cup
of sweet hot jasmine green tea
is a better place.

10/11/2011
Waiting for the call
Sisyphus begins again.
Much work to be done.

10/18/2011
Stack of three-by-fives,
My novel plot assembled
On coloured cardstock.

10/25/2011
Six days left before
NaNoWriMo starts again
My plot, where art thou?

November 2011

11/01/2011
The blank page awaits
Neurons firing, keyboard taps
The next great novel.

11/08/2011
End of an era,
My desk packed up, moving on
The last day at work.

11/15/2011
Focus, breathe, and kick!
The padded bag hits the floor
"Good, do that again!"