A February Haiku Diary

Monday 1st

It is your birthday

I should not remember that

But I always do

 

Tuesday 2nd

Groundhog Day, again

Like every day in Lockdown

Time to make a change

 

Wednesday 3rd

So much pressure on

Work. Back. Stomach. Mind. This life

I want some relief

 

Thursday 4th

Hail to the carpet

On which we have weaved our bonds

I hope they stay strong

 

Friday 5th

Forgotten bike locks

Memories of workers gone

Their lives locked away

 

Saturday 6th

I dreamt about you

And you were always trouble

My favourite kind

 

Sunday 7th

A body in bits

My daft collection of pains

I should climb less walls

 

Monday 8th

Trying to feed birds

While contending with squirrels

The magpies are worse

 

Tuesday 9th

Haiku, a day late

Back pain disrupts creation

I already knew

 

Wednesday 10th

It was wrong of you

To now turn up in my dreams

Please be forgotten

 

Thursday 11th

What a cold wind blows

This is all so exhausting

This winter is long

 

Friday 12th

So much chocolate

But this cold weather cries out

For dopamine highs

 

Saturday 13th

Being so grown up

Why is there so much to do?

I should stay in bed

 

Sunday 14th

Valentine’s Day gloom

This long walk and chocolate

I am content now

 

Monday 15th

Those bad memories

Find footing in my nightmares

Soon I will forget

 

Tuesday 16th

Long are these dark days

Neverending nothingness

All tunnels have ends

 

Wednesday 17th

Where did those men go?

I was hopeful in the start

Grabbing at romance

 

Thursday 18th

There is much given

So much is taken away

Who am I, again?

 

Friday 19th

An aching body

Sucks on the heart of your hope

Leaving you empty

 

Saturday 20th

Anxiety breeds

Filling all the bright spaces

Where my words should grow

 

Sunday 21st

Sat on the pavement

Forgotten four pints of milk

People can be strange

 

Monday 22nd

A Monday morning

The devil reminding us

Of our sacrifice

 

Tuesday 23rd

Tuesday Afternoon

Is for watching old movies

Nostalgia says so

 

Wednesday 24th

But is it so sad

To leave behind that something

You never wanted

 

Thursday 25th

Goodbye to all this

Memories to be tossed out

Friendships to be kept

 

Friday 26th

Sitting will kill you

But standing will hurt your feet

It is a fair trade

 

Saturday 27th

I walked very far

The clay still stuck to my boots

To make tiny pots

 

Sunday 28th

People are stupid

In the warmth of the sunshine

They don’t know the rules

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