Today’s haiku was inspired by the elderly man I saw this afternoon. I was taking my son to the barbershop and it was raining out. I saw this elderly man wearing shorts, pushing a walker and crossing the street. He just seemed out of place. I knew that he shouldn’t be out there. I took my son on to the shop because we were so close and turned around and went back. When I got to the spot where I’d seen the elderly man, his family was there loading him into the back of their truck.
This haiku is for him. Because he’s been on my mind since I saw him:
They think I’m lost, but
I know where I am, trying
to find my past life.
Read lots and write lots this weekend. And trust your instincts because more than likely they know better than we do. My instincts knew that man did not belong out there in the rain and they were right.
Peace & Love,