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Archive: American Haibun & Haiga Volume 2

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Francine Porad


PS full of energy

Dear Jim:

I slept on the couch last night to keep my cold germs away from my  husband. Woke in the night to say “dear God thank you” at least five times. This morning I heard a voice singing something like, “Isn’t it grand, to stand hand-in-hand with a friend?”; opened one eye to see Miss Piggy in full wedding outfit and Kermit in tux, his green face shining, fill the screen.

“. . . grand to stand hand-in-hand with a friend” reverberates for ANY poet, but it’s the sentiment that gets to me. So I’d like to share some news I find delightful. (You heard all the ‘bad stuff’ as it happened.)

My latest blood tests, four vials worth, show vital function indicators remarkably improved. The doctor does not know why, but I DO. It’s the kind thoughts and prayers of dear friends such as you. 

Love and thanks,


PS  full of energy

Spring cleaning early
books, paintings, notes
in not-so-neat piles

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