Andi Winter

Writer, Reader, Tea Drinker, Chrononaut

Today’s haiku

surgical face maskthree days off from work

wandering the house barefaced

unexpected joy

—on not having to wear a mask at home

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deck chair for loungingwhat ‘vacation’ means:

escape from reality

no chores, much lounging

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book seriesa complete book series

one of life’s greatest pleasures

reading it straight through

-my sincere gratitude to Gail Carriger and her steampunk Parasolverse novels

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laptop and tea on a deckfirst nice day in awhile

I videochat outside

to helo fly-bys

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seedlings in handmy seed starts languish

friends speak of garden bounty

I stare at my sprouts

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fabric for maing masknew mask reqs at work

digging through my closets, find

old fabric untouched

Todays haiku

baseball on fieldah, impermanence

just when I find new normal

life throws a curve ball

Time Stand Still

I’m not looking back, but I want to look around me now.

This PSA brought to you by Rush.

Time Stand Still by Rush

I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath,
Before I start off again.
Driven on
Without a moment to spend
To pass an evening
With a drink and a friend

I let my skin get too thin
I’d like to pause,
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim —
Who learns to transcend —
Learns to live
As if each step was the end

Time stand still —
I’m not looking back —
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger
Experience slips away…

I turn my face to the sun
Close my eyes,
Let my defences down —
All those wounds
That I can’t get unwound

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause —
If I could slow it all down
Like some captain,
Whose ship runs aground —
I can wait until the tide
Comes around

Make each impression
A little bit stronger
Freeze this motion
A little bit longer
The innocence slips away…

Summer’s going fast–
Nights growing colder
Children growing up —
old friends growing older
Experience slips away…

[Another version worth a look is the US Army Band’s performance in honor of Neil Peart back in February 2020:]

Today’s haiku

tired woman overwhelmedsleep for eight hours

wake tired, no energy

can’t focus, tears fall

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green sproutevery night I check

the deck planter filled with seeds:

any shoots this time?

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