Pandemic Haikus

Originally published on www.daniellescastillejo.com - psychotherapist and writer working in Kitsap County, Washington.

(by a collection of various artists who know who they are)


My dogs are so cute

Kisses and cuddles all day

Don’t go back to work

(by tattoo artist)


THE ANSWER:

This shit is crazy

Cheerios are a food group

Catching up on sleep.

(by tattoo artist)


SHE SAID:

All together us

Teenager, with no freedom

Secrets do come out

(by educator)


TEENAGER:

My bike is broken

I can only ride scooter

it isn’t much fun.

Blah, blah, Trum grumbles

Wants to give everyone Checks

thousand dollars, yah!

(my kid)


PARENT:

Should I catch the sun?

Or work on master’s inside?

You’ll find me outside.

(by an educator)


TWEENAGER:

I wear the same clothes,

every super stinking day,

that’s how i’m ugly.

(by a kid)


QUARANTINED FRIEND:

social distancing

my friend needs toilet paper

i’m her supplier

food frenzy out there

time for growing vegetables

farmer Mel is here

(by a dear friend)


PARENT MORNING VIEW:

cloudy mist in trees

sunrise beautiful mountain

moon setting in sky

(by an artist)


PARENT DESPERATION:

rolls of two-ply gone

necessities are bare

must eat chocolate

(by an artist)


PARENT TO THE WORLD:

fear of the unknown

people are frantic and scared

you will find hope here

(by an artist)


PARENT AT HOME:

tears below surface

fears of what is yet to come

happy, kids home safe.


THERAPIST TO THE SONGBIRD:

I hear you chirp

what are you saying?

blue body

my eyes, drawn to you

your music beckons my heart to you.


NO WORRY, NO FRETTING.

singing, singing

I sing with you Bluebird

still, listen, breath

Inter-connected

(by a psychotherapist)


THERAPIST ON FEAR:

TINY, RESPIRATORY DROPLETS

LINGER, AIR

FILL THE AIR

MUSIC, COLOR, LIFE

BLUEBIRD, & ME

I’M HOME WITH YOU.

(by a psychotherapist)


You can check out more of Danielle S. Castillejo's work on her website www.daniellescastillejo.com


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