Tuesday April 28th, 2015

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the new kid.

I managed to get the first row of strawberries fully weeded this morning and began work on the next one. The plan is to mulch the first row before getting too far into the next one, as I don't want all that work undone before I have a chance to get the mulch on there.

Hung out with Max this afternoon, mostly at Kat's parents house. I did finally convince him to go into town with me to get groceries, which was a relief.

It got pretty hot out there today. Seems a bit early in the year for the thermometer to hit 30.


He sits at the back
of the classroom, hoping that
no one sees him there

*     *     *

He knows how it works
behind these bars: hurt someone
before they hurt you


Greg said...

So... 10 degrees a month uplift on the thermometer until August? ;-)
I think I like your first haiku better today, because the threat is more subtle, but still there.

The new kid
No-one guesses he's
Early to class because he
Wets the bed daily


Kind hands assist you
Into the world. You bleat, a
Dark-haired baby goat.

morganna said...

Uncertain and shy
He cautiously approaches,
Relaxes: "Hey, kid!"

Marc said...

Greg - ugh, not funny.

Oh man, love your second haiku's take on the prompt. Totally did not think of that angle.

Morganna - thank you for a more positive spin on being the new kid :)