Haibun 208

cattywampus pets

we have a wonderful rescue cat. she loves us both but differently. she loves me to pick her up and carry her around the house. my wife not that at all. she wants my wife to read to her while she sits and gets petted. actually my wife is reading to herself but our cat just wants to ‘be’ with her. we can both play with her that she is down with at any time. oh and i feed her her wet food once a day and she cleans the plate. my wife on the other hand finds all the posh balls she has ‘scored goals’ with under the kitchen cupboard and the water heater closet. 

we think these wee brained souls are pets for us to play with and manipulate with food and attention. but i think it is quite the other way around. she finds roles for us to play in her dramas and provides the whispered script for us to act out with meows from off stage. we named her dae-min. i wonder what she has named us.

voltaire

i am quite sure

was really a cat

Haibun 207

wishes can always come true

when you are really smart. be very careful to whom you show your intelligence. Oh do show it to others. but use it to give compassion. use it to solve issues in this world. show it to make money but be sure to share it with the mates who helped you. one strong word of warning though dont ever show it to yourself. the money you will spend on therapists will bankrupt you. smarts are like keys. they get you in but they dont do anything else. i would rather have ten good friends in the world and do one good thing for each of them than ten billion dollars. money is an anchor that drags you down. friendship now that is the real deal. it keeps you afloat in the worst of times. one of my best friends is my wife. one dinner with her and bill gates looks like a piker. whenever i leave this world my friends will go with me. not to some other place. who knows if there is one. no they will travel in my spirit.

sharing dessert

with 

a single fork

Michael Rehling – USA (PJ30)

Prune Juice Journal of Senryu & Related Forms

better git it in your soul

people ask me if i believe in reincarnation. I do but only for the living. i cant speak for or to the dead so i will leave that for a later time. a lot later time i sincerely hope. but the living can shape shift many many times in a lifetime you know that in your heart. i wont speak personally about the places i have been reborn into but miles davis did it in his life and his music. he began playing classical music and was considered a born horn player in that world. but then in his teens he moved with all diligent speed toward jazz. yeah the dizzie g phase was a blast but then he just kept moving into bop and invented whole schools of jazz all by himself. then as fast as lightswitch he stopped playing divorced his wife…

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