Poetry Friday: Woodland haiku

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Between home-schooling two young kids, trying to keep up with household chores, and trying to take care of my folks’ health and financial needs (they are both in a nursing home)…I’ve barely had any time to write or send out submissions. In fact, I question how much longer I can keep saying I’m “working from home” when I feel like I’m hardly working at all!

Be that as it may, I actually have some cool news to share, which I’ll likely do next week. (The irony is that this good news took surprisingly little time to materialize – which, considering my aforementioned schedule, is quite a

fortuitous development) Thanks for popping by today, and for more poetry offerings, be sure to visit Bridget Magee at Wee Words for Wee Ones, where she is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup!


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8 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Woodland haiku

  1. You have a beautiful view, and it’s reflected in your beautiful haiku. My kids are grown, and our youngest is navigating remote learning for college, but she is old enough to do so on her own. I can’t imagine trying to work, run a household, and help littles with remote learning. I feel for all of you in this situation.


  2. Your haiku paints a beautiful picture, Matt. I can relate to you about life responsibilities pulling us in many different directions at once when all we want to do is write. Looking forward to your good news.
    (Also, can I add you to the Round Up?)


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