Haiku Journal Day 75 – Eureka!

Brief morning moment
Slight growing anxiety
No apparent cause

Holiday over
Universe says I have time
Breathe, relax, release

Finding my mantra
I belong and am enough.
Eureka! That’s it!

Social media
Comparison centralized
Watch success and fail

Most my life, lived shame
And for what? My life is good.
I belong and am enough.

Formidable life
Challenged, learning to be more
Whole hearted, enough


Haiku Journal Day 74

Holiday wake-up
Day off, relax and enjoy
Do not have to move

Live, love, laugh, and play
Lose yourself in time and space
’til obligations

What I am, not job
Daughter, stepdaughter, friend too
Wife, artist, poet

Gym rat, pet mommy
Food scientist,Younique girl
Aunt, sister, colleague

No shaming today
Her vulnerability
She’s my best girlfriend.

Haiku Journal Day 70 – Embrace Joy

Joy smashed by my Fear
Fear pushed out by gratefulness
Savor the goodness

Playing fearful tapes
Avoiding disappointment
Expect the worst, hope….

How can you possibly know?
You don’t need to be

Am I also numbing?
Savor instead of avoid
We all do somewhat

Give up busyness
It is my form of numbing
Not savoring life

Haiku Journal Day 69 SHAME, PAIN, SHAME

And shame appeared today
I knew one day would happen
What I did caused it

I feel guilty for it
I hate I did this to you
I cry because I did

Sorry I caused doubt
Sorry I made you cry and fear
My action did this

I phoned in a friend
Crying only helps a bit
Empathetic ear