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Tinker

Haha, you are just about right on.  What a mess.  My left hand has the brace off now but isn't as flexible or strong as it was, yet.  I felt the cup slipping from my hand as I unlocked my Agency and lunged for my office manager's desk which was closest, thinking I could put it down there.  But didn't make it.  Unfortunately she had the day off so I was alone to clean up the mess and at the same time try to field phone calls.  Luckily no clients came into the office until I had finally cleaned it all up and was functioning in my own office.  I also had coffee spots all over the front of my blouse and thought to run home at lunch and change but instead ended up working all day, no lunch break, pulling my blazer over the spots when clients stopped by. 

no lunch break today
quotes, questions and claims, nonstop
some days are like that
                      ~~jvg

Not complaining, I'm grateful I'm still able to run my Agency and help others.  Hand out of brace.  My 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments ended Thursday.  I'm feeling energized and ready to get back to living my life on my terms.

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Dee2

Wow, Tink. I didn't realize your previous haiku was based on a real experience. I'm glad you're finally getting back to normal.

some days are like that
if it can go wrong, it will
best to stay in bed

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Tinker

best to stay in bed
on chilly winter mornings
frost blankets the earth

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Tinker

frost blankets the earth
red wool scarf around my neck
when winter wind blows
 

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Dee2

when winter wind blows
electric blankets nourish
hot chocolate dreams

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Tinker

Love it Dee.... 

hot chocolate dreams
laced with marshmallow fancy
winter wakes in white
                     ~~jvg

 


 

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Gatekeeper

Winter wakes in white
blankets seasons' sins in snow
Spring will come to tell

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Dee2

Spring will come to tell
of forgotten procedures
in autumn gardens

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Tinker

2018 #1   Jan 5

in autumn gardens
buried under winter snow
seeds of new promise
                ~~jvg

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Gatekeeper

Seeds of new promise 
will temp an old gardener
Fresh seed catalog

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Tinker

Missed you Gatekeeper, welcome back . . . .

2018 #2

fresh seed catalog
open on kitchen table
plan for Spring garden
                    ~~jvg

 

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Gatekeeper

(tanka version)

 

Plan for Spring garden
begins during my harvest
Save seeds or buy fresh

Hybrids won't come true to type
but surprises are welcome

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Tinker

2018 Tanka #1

surprises welcome
January hides its gifts
under ice surface
the ground waits to be opened
by seedlings pushing upward 
                          ~~jvg

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Gatekeeper

Seedlings push upward
notwithstanding gravity
Life insists itself

Individuals pass on
It's life's cycle that persists

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Tinker

2018 Tanka #2

life's cycle persists
carrion scatter from feast
when I drive by
rutting season completed
a pregnant doe in the field

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Gatekeeper

Pregnant doe in field
watched by the pack on the hill
She is young and strong
 

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Dee2

She is young and strong
Her future lies before her
and she is ready

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Tinker

2018 #4

she is ready
bundled in red wool parka
football at sub zero
                    ~~jvg
 

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Tinker

2018 #20

football at zero
on acres of soccer fields
birth of "Soccer Mom"
               ~~jvg

Note: Soccer is called football all over the world except in the US.  Our kids play "soccer" but their leagues are "football" clubs.  My granddaughters play for Legend's Football Club.  Allexa on a State ranked team.  Trinity on a higher flight Nationally ranked team.  She ended last season as Defensive Player of the year in her age group (born 2001).  She is brute out there. Here are my football players.  Trinity and Allexa.           IMG_2048.jpg

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Tinker

#28 

birth of "Soccer Mom"
puts miles on odometer
folding chairs in trunk
                       ~~jvg

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Aleksandra
On 4/18/2018 at 4:59 AM, Tinker said:

#28 

birth of "Soccer Mom"
puts miles on odometer
folding chairs in trunk
                       ~~jvg

folding chairs in trunk

wracking my brain

sand all around

(Hello PMO ? )

 

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Tinker

WOW!  Welcome home Aleks!  

#31
wet sand all around
with broken shells and star fish
morning stroll, low tide 

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Tinker

#34

morning stroll, low tide
white foam tickles my toes
a seagull greets me
                    ~~jvg

 

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Dee2

A seagull greets me
in a most-disgusting way.
I dare not look up.

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badger11

 I dare not look up.
The children scatter laughter.
They can run away.

 

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