Tough times when a person's favorite people move away. Sending texts to simply say "We miss you," gets old...to say nothing of annoying. So today, I took another tactic.
"This screen is empty/ no when, no where, no questions/ an expanse of gone."
The reply came line by line. "Memorial day.". " going to the pool soon". "Hope all is well, Mom.". " That's a haiku."
And so it continued. At one point I got this message. "I could do this all day.".
So could I.
Some more haiku texts: " I don't want to walk.". "But D-c- wants to walk there." " So walking it is."
"Not really walking." "Your dad is carrying you." "And he is tired."
My text haiku deteriorated after my first attempt.
I am finished now. My screen is dressed in letters. My heart is at rest.