Tuesday September 1st, 2015

The exercise:

Write two haiku that have something to do with: September.

No reason.

While Kat took Max to gym time at the community center I managed to get a few things done around the house this morning. Some accounting, cleaned out the fridge, collected recycling (for an afternoon trip to the depot with Max), a load of laundry. So, yeah, pretty much screw weeding the garden at this point.

Ran a lot of errands in the afternoon with Max, who was surprisingly cooperative for the whole deal.

It was a rather cloudy, windy, rainy kind of day. Quite... fall like.

No complaints here.


The days grow shorter...
for some. Longer for others.
Welcome back to school.

*     *     *

Soothing rain returns
to parched earth as summer cries
its way out the door


Greg said...

More comments caught up with! You're on a roll at the moment :)
It definitely sounds like a much better day than you've had for a week or so, that's good too.
It's a very tough choice between haiku this week, but the second one just pips the first to the post for me given the hint of reference to your past week.

As September rains
Upturned earth brings forth zombies
To eat tired brains

Usually, fire kills.
Most zombies aren't asbestos!
Nowhere left to run.

[Given your recent issues with wildfires I'm not actually going to wish asbestos zombies on you next, I'd just like to point out that a lot of the world's asbestos is mined in Canada. Oh, and I managed to squeeze in the obligatory acrostic too!]

Michael Terry said...

Everything was going well.
Until it hit.
Never forget.

Marc said...

Greg - yeah, that roll stopped in a hurry. Hoping to get another one going today.

Asbestos zombies. What a horror show of a mess that would be. Appreciate the acrostic, as always.

Michael - hi and welcome to the blog. Thanks for sharing this poem with us - it's made all the more powerful by its brevity.

Hope to see more from you here :)