lengthening shadows

he talks to me

about downsizing

9 Responses

  1. Kathabela Wilson Says:

    so much implied here… the aging and choices… it can be embraced by all in the multitude of ways and relationships… a heartfelt poem with a tender, and emphatic, yet questioning tone…

  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Those shadows made me think this isn't going to be a change for the good…

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Sounds very ominous. If it was downshifting I'd be more optimistic.

    Enjoyed the haiku.


  4. Marie Shimane Says:

    For me, there is the beauty of a knowing acceptance in this poem — a letting go of all that keeps me from true understanding.
    Just lovely.

  5. Beth Says:

    Good one…says so much in so few words.

  6. Peter Newton Says:

    after months
    of ignoring each other
    cactus blooms

  7. karen Says:

    nice visual

  8. Cara Holman Says:

    Thank you all for your thoughtful comments. I especially like the variety of interpretations of this haiku.

  9. Kathabela Wilson Says:

    I love meeting you here… the poem's fine openness brings so many interpretations… and it's a moment so many can feel deeply.

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