Category Archives: Haiku

We need some empathy…

Another week, another white man kills a random group of people.

My father in law is known for saying “it’s not the bullet with your name on it that you have to worry about, it’s the one marked “To who it may concern.”

We are losing our people to white terrorists.

Join me in a winding podcast filled with poems and thoughts about privilege, being an ally, and empathy.

A haiku on Twitter, a mass shooting in Boulder, and the freedom of pain killers results in an open discussion on dismantling privilege and the desperate need we have as a nation for empathy in our citizens.¬† — Send in a voice message:

Dr. Fallible…

you listened to me
and when my body’s tale changed
you tried something new

saying they were just
words put on symptoms for the
insurance company

and not the be all
end all final sentence of
my one existence.

you treated my whole
not just the sum of my parts
saying it’s an art

not only a science.
when we fail to find a fix
we should always ask

are we looking right
where we should be or do we
need to start anew?

I’ve never met a
single other doctor quite
as lovely as you.

— mmorehead 03-04-21

I get knocked down…

But I get up again!

It’s been a rough week so my goals to write daily, exercise daily, etc., fell to the wayside as I just tried to get through.
The Gilmore Girls helped. Electric Blankets helped. Kind words and wishes helped.

To make up for missing poetry I offer up my latest poetical campaign, created on behalf of the Southern Plains Land Trust. Today is an appropriate day for it, as it is a Haiku Valentine’s Day ecard campaign.

Take a gander please
and visit upon your loves
our words and pictures.

Choose a card, make a donation, edit your message, send it to up to five separate emails!