Haiku Catchoo: A Few More for the Road

©2003 Beret Olsen
©2003 Beret Olsen

Parenthood

At two, she clings fast

And then she is twenty-two,

calling once a week.

One for the Road

We’re pulling away

Laden with baggage and snacks

heading for elsewhere

While I Try to Work

The man next to me

thumps the bench and sings along

then reads this and leaves

 

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Fear Factor

Copenhagen Metro escalators from www.wikipedia.org.
Copenhagen Metro escalators from http://www.wikipedia.org.

Thankfully, I outgrew my fear of escalators, because I had to ride them endlessly to entertain my small children on rainy days.

I still a harbor a garden variety of phobias, however:

Basements

The dentist

Salmonella

Heights

Failure

Awkward phone calls

Small, enclosed spaces

Clowns

Nuclear waste

Botulism

Scabies

Teratoma with teeth, or hair, or partially formed limbs, for that matter

I don’t spend much time thinking about any of the above, though.

Lately, my biggest fears–and hopes–are for my children and what may lie ahead for them.

It’s a big, crazy, amazing world.

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Posted for today’s Daily Prompt–a strange topic for Thanksgiving.