In which Your Humble Blogger posts a song of love for her partner in crime, who spent the whole morning and part of the afternoon fixing a leaky toilet:
"Great Moments in Daily Life No. 10"
I pinched my boyfriend,
squeezed his ass, the same moment
a car honked outside.
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You remember the post in which I said that all of our home repairs seem to be heating-related? Never mind. Some trickster god apparently read that post and decided that, for a change of pace, what we really needed was to have the wax ring inside our toilet (or the johnny ring, as I've also heard it called) almost completely obliterated. I was planning to post this pseudo-haiku anyway, but the morning's tasks only made it more appropriate; a chuckle seems like a good idea. Song of love? Maybe just in our strange world.
There's not much to say in terms of analysis for this poem, except perhaps "Aaaa-OOO-gaaa!"
But while we're talking haiku, I was recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts, "One Species at a Time," which presents short tales of research being done regarding various living beings. The latest episode, about a creature called the red paper lantern jellyfish, features a haiku written by one of the scientists studying it in Japan. I would retype it here because it's really a beautiful piece, but I don't think copyright lets me do that. However, if you get the urge to hear it, the podcast is only about five minutes long, and the haiku appears close to the end. Hearing it made me think of a time when poetry was something that everyone engaged in, no matter what their primary jobs were. Nice.