What A Difference The Weekend Makes

haikus by Kristen Lindquist

Editor’s note: “Parameters” was written late last week when the poet reflected, “Our physical world, and our psyches, [are] still so bounded by the snow that remains on the ground…and that’s supposed to fall tonight.” The second of these two haikus, “Solar Powered,” was written yesterday, when temperatures topped 60 degrees. What a difference the weekend made!


Patch of exposed lawn–
robins explore every inch
within the snow banks.

Solar Powered

Outside with a good book.
Stray guinea hens cackle
on the neighbor’s porch rail.