Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 2, June 2011

Bob Lucky
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


I Should Have Gone to Law School and Made My Mother Proud

winter storm
stirring sour cream
into my borscht

I've read somewhere Pythagoras was a homicidal vegetarian. That's about as much sense as math makes to me. I can envision someone beating a fellow human being to death with a rutabaga more than I can a2 + b2 = c2. I haven't been asked to teach math, yet.

doctor's orders
just a little salt—
no mention of ham

I have to give the old theorem monger and maniacal prophet a bit of envious respect for getting his students to come up with the proofs while he took the credit. Education has changed since then. There's still a lot of prophecy, but it's buried in the paperwork.

school holiday
staring at coffee grounds
in my cup







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