Written for: dVerse Poets, Haibun Monday #28 (posted by Grace) Guest host: Lady Nyo
The theme is “Childhood Experiences”, whether they be pleasurable or traumatic, but perhaps something that changed the course of your life or impacted you in some unforgettable way. So share with us your memorable childhood years, and let’s get to know a little bit of each other’s background.
Our playground favorite is wooden logs. We walk
across them, hang from them, and jump from highest
one. Underneath is an unforgiving cement ground.
I stand balanced on top log, ready to jump. Instead,
I fall face down with instant nosebleed–first one.
Mom comes downstairs, and escorts a hysterical me
into our apartment. She tells me not to make
such a big fuss over it. From that point on I knew
not to count on her for sympathy.
giant maple tree
bare and alone in corner
stays strong through winter’s woes