A Trashed Haiku

black garbage bag tote ~

carries all life’s possessions ~

piled on refuse child


(Selection taken from A Haiku for Ricky Baker, on sale now. All proceeds go to fund art and writing programs for children in juvenile detention centers.)


Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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15 thoughts on “A Trashed Haiku

    1. I first learned about this among children in foster care when I lived in Texas. A high school student there had set up a charity to donate filled backpacks for these kids, because all that many of them had were garbage bags. Can you imagine? It breaks my heart.

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