Twelve Stay-at-Home Haiku

to honor my annual Poem-a-Day practice, one for each day I missed this month, plus an extra one for Dorell

How did I forget
National Poetry Month?
Better start writing

*

Phone plugged in, I sleep
No need to set the alarm
Work’s habit wakes me

*

Back ache, melted face
This couch my awful office
Thanks, Google Classroom

*

Delphinium grows
In plastic pots on my porch
They always stay home

*

Endless To Do clicks
Essays, artwork trickle in
Teach, reduced to tabs

*

Every other day
Shower or not to shower
I know by sniffing

*

State’s first phone alert:
Essential activities
Like walking your pets

My dog, Hank, agrees
Could have told me this himself
Without governors

*

Fauci, forgive me
I know now is not the time
To take up smoking

*

Cemetery trail
We walk, gun shots pow pow pow
Walking partners balk

*

Light one smoke a day
I tell myself, rationing
Then spark up stale butts

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Speaking of stale butts
With so much time on our hands
We grab each other’s

11 April 2020

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