Sunday, April 09, 2017

Inner Voices - International Women's Haiku Festival, March 2017

cirrus clouds . . .
she donates hair
before chemo

Editor's Comments:

Debbie Strange turns those wispy clouds that look like pony tails into locks of hair on the stylist's floor. The woman in this haiku is a picture of proactivity, strength, and generosity in the face of possible death, embracing her diagnosis with eyes and heart wide open.

—Jennifer Hambrick


laundry day . . .
my skinny jeans
fat with wind

Editor's Comments:

It's not enough that the thought of wearing skinny jeans strikes fear and dread in the hearts of some; the wind has to rub it in. The image of the puffed-up skinny jeans pokes fun at our warped obsession with weight and body image, leaving us to laugh at how quickly we abandon more noble constructs of authentic beauty, and thus the paths to true contentment, in the pursuit of pretty packaging.

—Jennifer Hambrick


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