Ground control, or: Major Tom

A haibun

It was not so long ago that I aimed for the stars. Perhaps just over a decade ago… but who’s counting?

Today, I’m at a secure job that provides me & my family health and life insurance, along with other benefits. In another year’s time I’ll be eligible for dental and catastrophic health insurance. My relief at achieving this most basic of adult life goals surely transcends any exhilaration I might have experienced at soaring through the stars.

spring's sunshine succors
light, contented spring in step
viable earth life

Go Dog Go Cafeโ€™s Haibun Wednesday

  • This weekโ€™s prompt is to write a haibun based upon the prompt word ‘celestial’.
  • From Poetry.org:
    • In How to Haiku, Bruce Ross writes, “If a haiku is an insight into a moment of experience, a haibun is the story or narrative of how one came to have that experience.”

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

38 thoughts on “Ground control, or: Major Tom”

  1. Well-deserved, David. Youโ€™re a hard working person. Glad that while youโ€™re putting smiles on our faces this side youโ€™re doing the same for your family by working for the best. Stars all the way.

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