This collection, bookends, gathers my haiku which encompass some of the people, places, and things that make up “home” for me: people who have shaped me and continue to help me grow inspire my work, the places I have been, and the things I have seen along the way. This collection smashes these together, like two bookends keeping extra knowledge organized on a shelf.
While linear time may not exist, moments and memories certainly do. I believe haiku helps capture those moments that ground us. Some of my memories and moments are captured here in this collection of haiku. I hope some of these moments resonate with you, dear reader.