shuffling my steps
to match the cadence
of her cane


10 Responses

  1. kalaramesh Says:


  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Yes, lovely haiku. Thank you.

  3. Marie Shimane Says:

    A beautiful combination of words and thought.

  4. madhurip Says:

    Poignant and beautiful.

  5. Magyar Says:

    __The tap of your heal, the click of her cane; in step. Nifty.

  6. Julie Bloss Kelsey Says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I wrote this one after meeting a new friend, for I suddenly realized that I was outpacing her as we walked and talked. It was a good reminder to me to slow down and savor the moment.

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    shuffling my steps
    to match the cadence
    of her cane

    Ah, yes, I had to do this for my wife, as at train stations, people were deliberately kicking her cane, or heels. I ended up having to back to bodyguard skills.

    At least this was a nice situation, and more human. :-)

    A nice rhythm to this poem!
    crowded street
    the space
    a dog’s deposit

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits:
    Presence 7 (1998); UKMO™ Collection (2004); Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

  8. th. vandergrau Says:

    Somehow very touching …

  9. Gisele_LeBlanc Says:

    The dance of life. Lovely, Julie! :)

  10. joolo Says:


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