Haiku Weathers

As I said in yesterday’s post, winter has returned to our land. It snowed all day yesterday and is still snowing. I had to scrape away a strip of the fluffy white blanket this morning so I could scatter birdseed on the driveway. The sparrows were getting desperate; a number of them were perched on the front doorstep waiting when I opened the door.

It’s Day 20 of National Poetry Month, so I’ll offer these adverse-weather haiku verses:

snow in April
digging out winter boots
depression moves in

pelt the picnickers
bipolar weather

snow-laden cloud
blots out the sun
the doctor says MS

This last verse has a history. A friend’s son was diagnosed with MS not long after he married. They’ve tried different treatments that helped some, but he’s gotten progressively worse. They’ve managed to keep going, with his wife becoming the breadwinner and his main caregiver. Their children are teens now and no doubt they help as they can. Sadly, recently she received the same diagnosis. My heart goes out to them. A dark storm cloud indeed!

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