filling up
the kiddie pool
a mom?s guilt

5 Responses

  1. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Better be a big pool! Wonderful haiku.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Powerful haiku.

  3. Jane Says:

    Yes I would need an Olympic-sized pool! This is an excellent and very new (to me) haiku. Not only did I appreciate your finding haiku in new places but bringing in Mom's guilt as water was spot on for me. Thanks!

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Brilliant, Christina. So well observed! :)


  5. haikuapprentice Says:

    Wow, Christina, such a poignant verse! In so few syllables you strike to the heart of parenthood. It all comes back – all our inadequacies and insecurities – and you prompt us to recall the tears of our own little ones, and the hidden tears of guilt we may have shed in secret.

    Powerful haiku! Thanks for sharing this with us.


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