Saturday, November 7, 2020

my week in wee-view haiku

monday

maybe a blue wave?

cautiously optimistic

I want to believe

 

tuesday

unreliable polls

free-floating anxiety

four-year-old ghost

 

wednesday

living in limbo

check the news compulsively

warily waiting

 

thursday

"stop counting the votes"

biPOLar disorder

"count every vote"

 

friday

drenched in exhaustion

numbingly go through my day

is victory near here?

 

saturday

the count goes on and...

true democracy takes time

happy with result

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

(I wrangled my tangled thoughts into the 5/7/5 haiku form with

 mixed results. I used syllablecounter.net to help accomplish 

this task, such as it is.)

8 comments:

  1. What a week it was!! You summed it up well. I was pretty compulsive with the checking...it was hard to step away, just in case. I like "four-year-old ghost" -- that trauma was hovering around, ready to say "boo!" Thank goodness it didn't get to.

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yes, glad the ghost was kept at bay. Now we have to get through the haunting of the next two months...

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  2. Lovely poem, Bridget. You summed up my week as well.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanette! Great minds think alike...or at least feel similar. :)

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  3. I think we can all relate to this one!

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    1. Yes, Liz, this was quite the week for many people, but unfortunately only half the US population. Maybe time and an improved future will change some minds... :)

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  4. Terrific timeline, exactly what happened here, too, Bridget, except I spent a lot of time raking leaves along with running inside to check the news. Whew!

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    1. Raking leaves is such a meditative activity, Linda! I actually miss doing it. :)

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