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After Picking Up
By Tia Haynes
after picking up
books still clutter the floor
the hallway, the bedrooms
it’s never ending
that get in the way
“after picking up" by Tia Haynes, from The Cherita (2.9): the sound of water. January 20, 2019. Used by permission of the author.
discovered a love for poetry while recovering from postpartum depression. Poetry became her lifeline, and ever since she has sought to promote healing through the beauty of haikai. She was featured in New Resonance 11: Emerging Voices in Haiku
and has been published internationally in a variety of print and online journals. In 2018, she received the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award as well as the Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Award. In 2019, she won the first North American haibunSLAM. Her chapbook, Leftover Ribbon
, is available on Amazon. You can follow her on Twitter: @adalia_haiku
or at www.adaliahaiku.com
Write a Poem
Write a poem that is an apology to your muse, explaining why you aren't there writing oftener, better, more clearly, passionately, universally, and/or eternally.