Tuesday April 5th, 2016

The exercise:

We're throwing the doors wide open for interpretation this week, as we are writing two haiku that have something to do with: glass.

Productive day. I took a carload of cardboard and glass to the recycling depot, cleaned up the yard a little bit (stupid birds and squirrel and their love of walnuts), started weeding the strawberries, and... oh yeah, got a part-time job at the bakery.

I start training either Friday or Saturday, assuming no baby interruptions. Then next week I'll be doing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 8:30 to 12:30 and shall continue on that way for the foreseeable future.

It's pretty ideal. It's flexible, allowing me to fit in farm and town work. I get to be the front counter person, so I have the chance to deal with customers, which I generally enjoy. And it's working for a friend I've known for years, which feels very comfortable.

So I'm feeling pretty good about it.


Rainbow light on the
church floor, illuminating
your dirty footprints

*     *     *

He stands safe behind
his window, unseen, watching
the suspect squirming


morganna said...

Should be clear, but the
Dog also likes to look out
Leaving nose smears, too.

Dyed, poured, pressed, incised
A lovely, sparkling goblet
Red Depression glass.

Greg said...

@Morganna: I like your first haiku better this week because I know exactly what you mean about the dog.

@Marc: I think you ought to appreciate the squirrels more. They might learn how to open the deer-gate for the deer next :)
I think I like your second haiku better this week for the subtly unpleasant image it presents.

Slipper left behind,
The prince looks for a girl with
Lacerated feet.

Half-full, half-empty?
Who keeps drinking from my glass?
...top it up with bleach...

Marc said...

Morganna - hah, love the image you paint in your first haiku this week.

Greg - right, the deer fence. Still owe you a picture. Will try to remember.

I doubt this will come as much surprise to you, but your first is my favorite this week. I was not expecting that final line at all, nicely done :)