So leave it to me to misread the definition of Haiku. It isn’t 17 words but 17 syllables. Sigh. I knew there was a reason poetry and I don’t get along. I think I got it right this time.
Going home with joy
Welcome hugs, laughter, chatter
Leaving home with tears
Oops. Not Haiku I guess but I like it.
Anticipation, arrival, excitement, smiles, hugs
Laughter, chatter, stories, cameras, airbeds, whispers, breathing
Tears, departure, missing them already