Salome Magazine
covenant dance chamber archives gatekeeper
LAce Posted Monday, April 10th, 2006
Positive Discipline Haikus
Nick Taylor

Five AM, you arrived in our bed.
Imprisoned, you kicked my groin.
Got it. Lazy Daddy.

Stir fry night.
You threw brown rice at the wall.
Not vegan? Me neither.

This afternoon in your room, I tried this,
"You put away your lacing cards! I like that."
"Daddy," you said "don't be dumb."

Comments [post a comment]

Posted by Charles McLeod on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at 9:58 AM
Simply, these poems will change the fabric of humankind. I have never left my body when reading haikus before, but now, but now...

Posted by Joanne Schmidt on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at 2:04 PM
You've captured the charm and humor (and sometimes pain) of these moments beautifully!

Posted by Lela Schneidman on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 at 11:04 AM
horray! what a fantastic tribute to parenthood. thanks for sharing! love, lela

Posted by jocelyn johnson on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at 3:37 PM
33 weeks pregnant and I've contemplated infanthood quite a bit recently. These are a nice glimpse into the rooms, and mornings of my future.

Posted by Jay Wilson [ ] on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 9:40 AM
Nice! Being able to pinpoint exactly the meaning of each moment, discarding the waste, so to speak, is the essence of sitting in the mind of your progeny. And you've nailed it.

© Copyright 2002 Salome Magazine. All rights reserved. email gatekeeper