Haiku in Anticipation

We’re meeting my son’s girlfriend

Photo by Malcolm Lightbody on Unsplash

Our son, visiting
For the first time in a year
With his new GF.

New to us, that is:
They’ve dated since pre-COVID,
And now we’ll meet her.

Not that I’m anxious,
Just want her to feel welcome —
I think we’re ready.

The house, burnished bright;
The garden, fluffed and weeded;
The car, washed and waxed.

Flowers in their room,
Chocolates on the pillows —
Maybe that’s too much?

I’ve seen her photos —
Lovely, elegant, well-dressed —
My wardrobe looks dull.

There’s only one chance
To make a first impression,
Mother always said.

At this point in life,
I don’t care what people think
But when I do, oy!

An endless drive to
The airport where they’re landing —
I’ve become the child.

6 Replies to “Haiku in Anticipation”

    • Jan M Flynn Post author

      Now, THAT is haiku-riffic! And so very sweet of you. We were actually in your neck of the woods, literally, on Sunday, taking the son and GF on a hike through Muir Woods. They were dazzled (and so were we).

  1. Ana

    It’s Poetry Month
    Yay to Jan for her haiku
    The [teacher] gives A

    And have a wonderful time with your son!! You’ll shine–and your wardrobe always rocks!

    PS— Blog readers, I met Jan in my writing class! She’s the teacher now…

  2. Laurie

    I believe any woman with grown sons who date can relate to this Haiku, Jan. Good luck with the visit! I am sure she will love you.

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