Healing Haiku

I haven’t done a haiku post in more than a month. These were written earlier this year, just after midsummer. Most in this batch are like mantras/little reminders to remain calm and centered as the world swirls around you. A lot is going on in the Michael household, and there’s no question that I need them just as much as anyone else. May these poems bring you peace, centeredness, joy, or at least a way back towards the good. Until next time…



I am perfect health.
I am ever increasing
Abundance and joy.

Stand on the sidelines
And you have no one to blame
For your apathy.

Don’t expect others
To make your hopes, dreams, and needs
Their priorities.

Be an oasis
Of peace, love, and non-judgment.
Welcome the world in.

Is life war or peace?
Is the universe hostile
Or friendly to you?

There’s no assurance
That one life can change the world,
Though many succeed.

There’s poop on the floor.
And there’s cat poop by the door.
No more poop, no more.

The secret of life?
Find a passion for something;
Commit to its care.

There will be down days,
But they don’t need to rule you
If you manage them.

All good things take time:
Babies, novels, omelets,
And well-designed lives.


First Fall at the Michael Ranch, Circa 2010


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