Two spontaneous haiku while talking to Sali

These two haiku were composed spontaneously while talking to my friend Sali. She’s also my muse, and keeps me, both of us, amused.

I

Our body’s a purse
containing the universe.
Can you spare some change?

II

The bib testifies
to the lunch that was eaten—
Boy, that was good food!

© Ken Chawkin
Fairfield, Iowa

Phrases come out spontaneously while talking with Sali. I count the syllables and realize they make up the first two lines of a haiku, then come up with the third line. Don’t know where they come from, but the juxtapositions make us laugh. The first haiku was composed mid-morning, and the second while feeding Sali her lunch, on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Posted them today, Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012.

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One Response to “Two spontaneous haiku while talking to Sali”

  1. Craig Berg Says:

    Hugs from this universe to Sali.

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