My Week in Haiku- week 11

Power outage: friend or foe?

Linda Kowalchek/L.K. Smithe
2 min readJan 13, 2024

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Photo by author.

This week much of the country got the shit kicked out of it by a winter storm. By Friday night, suburban Detroit, where I live, was covered in a crystallized coating of wet snow. And there was lots of wind.

While minding my own business, the lights in my house quickly flashed off and came back on. That’s how it always starts — the quick flash of…

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Linda Kowalchek/L.K. Smithe

Writing about real life. Proponent of the passive voice and bringing “that” back. Member of the typewriter generation. Reach me at Linda.kowalchek@gmail.com