The empty, glaucous, institutional chair sits askew-completely empty.
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Looking through detention windows, I see an evergreen of mottled hues. Cold sun’s rays are reflected and deflected–dark and light dancing together on a limb. Turning, I see detained youth–lives of dark and light struggling together on a limb.
An unexpected shrill fills the air and we rush to the telephone. Technology identifies an unexpected caller and questions start swirling through the frontal lobe worrying about safety and health but filled with a biting curiosity. Then her flattened, bubble of a voice floats through the etherworld and lands in my ear and I wonder not about safety or health, but about developing boundaries.
On the occasion of a young woman from detention calling my cell phone.
a falcon’s vision enables great clarity
this day i am she. soaring above the trees
seeing the dappled notes of green and green
and deeper green.
witnessing the presence of the
space needle’s foreign appearance
from a stone away.
great clarity in the absence of flotsam
this is the day that the lord has made.
the spirit, the truth
of silent prayer–
just the moon on the road
gray clouds hover
black bear shake his groggy head
Today’s Haiku Moment is noticing what is right where you are. Look around, what catches your eye? What is unique that you haven’t noticed before? Stay present to the moment. Don’t try to make it more than it is. The moment is enough. Now.
growth of yellowed green
small leaves bristled and smooth
cedars in my backyard
red cedars together
reach into hovering clouds
sun tamped by heavy gray
coastal winds chase
glowing sun behind cool clouds
Aaah summer in the Pacific Northwest.
A haiku moment is a point in time where you “honor, hold, and fully experience a fleeting moment that takes you out of yourself, a moment that hints at the deeper unity that lies beneath the surface of things.”(1)
What is your haiku moment today?
climbs into my lap
vibrations of love
(1) Margaret D. McGee, Haiku-the sacred art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines, (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2009)
nutritious treasures to find
trails of dedication
becomes king of the jungle
live life fully
let imagination fly
become your dream