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Journey to the Deep Midwest

#Haiku Happenings #8: Buddhadosha’s latest #haibun!


I recently traveled to Illinois to visit family and help my grandpa move from his assisted living facility back into his own house. That is a move not many people get to see, he had been through a lot since the time he left his house, which he left due to an injury. In and out of hospitals and nursing homes he managed to get himself back into the house he bought with his wife after returning home from WW II.

Driving to the airport
Under 4 am moonlight,
Windshield wipers

And wet pavement

With the winds
go the cherry blossom petals,
standing at the departures terminal.

We left the gate without too much of a big deal made of the whole thing, which in these situations is exactly what you’d hope for. The views were grand, especially with the sunrise perfectly in line with our flight time. It occurred…

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