… Because after a whole night of poison fumes, stomach cramps from poisoned food, repeated hatred-awakenings, and a morning of judiciously timed “birdcall” repetitions both at her overnight stop and those following it, this poet was unable to stop herself from doing that today.
There will be little sunshine for the solar panel which powers this poet’s only online device ~ a smart phone on which she does all of her work with one thumb.
Already spending ten percent of her monthly income on gasoline ~ and another twenty percent to keep her vehicle insured in her state of residence ~ along with a further five to maintain this online connection, since government poverty phone programs feature obsolete device technologies as well as tower speeds too slow to effectively assemble the elements of a post, there are no further funds with which to charge the device using her van’s engine.
And of course we know that in this land of the free the poet is not actually free at all to leave her van in safety to find and make use of alternative energy sources.
(Having apprenticed in early adulthood with internationally awarded Haiku poet Ty Hadman, read invitationally with the six-man Haiku Society of America team at a National Poetry Convention, and subsequently being awarded lifetime charter membership in that organization by personal request of its president under her nom de plume of the day, this poet is qualified to find herself a trifle amused by the inflamed self-importance of those who claim that a strict syllable count is necessary in order for an English language Haiku to qualifyas legitimate.
In fact, the Japanese word unit bears no relationship to our English syllable. The point is entirely moot.
If Haiku worldwide were judged by this spurious standard, some of the very most famous of them would be eliminated.)
present moment awareness
decreasingly it is necessary to know the weather before the weather happens
This poet is physically disabled. Public housing being insufficient to her medical and creative needs, she is presently living, in order to continue working, in her minivan, publishing all of her works using one thumb on the touch screen of her smartphone, survivingatan income of afraction of her nation’s poverty level. She would treasure any donation you might care to offer ~ http://www.UgiftABLE.com ● #72D-31S