Retired and tired
for any physical activity
bored and stored
lots of wax in his ears,
Swinging and singing
the song of good old days
in his thoughts he runs wild, yet
rocking chair is where he stays.
Geek and weak
tweaking ears, keeping eyes on kids
his sole responsibility
Round and round
inside in his ears he flips
his only friends are now
the tiny sticks called Q-Tips*.
Coughing and laughing
knowing he’s grown too old
collecting waste from ears
treating like the gold
taking out the earwax
is beating the pleasure
of having sex.
*The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericised trademark for cotton swabs in the USA.
Dear friends of MLMM, As I am writing this episode of Heeding Haiku With … I have vacation, so the next four weeks I will give you only the theme you have to use for your haiku or haibun. This week that’s PAUSE … Have fun! When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding […]
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