Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Haiku Foundation: EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, April 2020

Theme: Year of the Nurse


last breath . . .
a nurse turns mother
toward the light


empty womb . . .
a nightingale comforts me
through the night


pandemic
the beak she wears
on her mask

Note: during the 17th century plague, doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with lavender or other strongly scented substances, which acted somewhat like a respirator.

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