Tuesday February 9th, 2016

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the showdown.

Got Max to daycare this morning with no issues, though I did have to stick around for a couple minutes before he'd let me leave. It was quite busy when we got there, so that was understandable.

I picked him up just after 4:30 and, while he wasn't especially excited to see me, he did seem fairly ready to come home. It took a few minutes to get him headed toward the door but once I did we were on our way fairly quickly.

He told me on the way home that I'd picked him up at a good time, so I guess we'll aim for that again on Thursday.

It was a beautiful day here so, with the help of a morning coffee that I grabbed after dropping Max off, I got a couple loads of firewood down to the house this morning. I'm pretending there's a possibility that I won't have to get any more before it warms up enough for the fireplace to no longer be necessary.

It's hard work, but I'm managing okay so far.


Too long we have warred;
tomorrow we settle this
with pistols at dawn

*     *     *

He knows he is right.
She is certain he is wrong.
This will not end well.


Greg said...

Sadly I doubt that Max's "good time" to be picked up in the same time every day... get him an iPhone and let him text you when he's ready to be picked up ;-)
Firewood and open fires sound nice, but I suppose I have sunshine and blue skies to compensate me a little for that. It's a public holiday here in Malta today... so I'm in the office working. However, that's not a plea for sympathy, it's currently (as my flatmate pointed out last night to me) 13-hour days 6-days a week, but we're reaching the end now. This is relief.

I like you first haiku better this week; decisiveness and action definitely appeal to me right now!

The showdown
For her funeral,
Mother wanted a hoe-down:
We got a showdown.

Dancers drew weapons,
The band were armed to the teeth...
Mom -- why did you die?

morganna said...

The sweet flowers of
Summer don't stand a chance now
Frost and snow are here.

Marc said...

Greg - hah, I'm sure he'd like that. But so far he's been pretty consistent with pickup times. I'm sure that'll change soon enough.

That sounds like an interesting funeral. To watch on video after the fact, not necessarily attend :)

Morganna - nicely done. Makes me glad winter is ending and spring is coming :)