missing nothing, gary! if you don’t get it after one or two reads, no biggie — there’s always more! which is the nice thing about short poems. haiku can be found in lots of places, but these are just short poems/haiku/rooku/youku/trueku blah. thanks for the comments…
Right, Matt. I forgot he had broadened the format net. This ‘short poem’ contains an evocative simile. But I would question the pessimism of the alternative reading. Though Rhoda seems to have read it as a statement of macho bravado, it’s decidedly misanthropic, in my view. Care to comment?
well, 5 years later I catch up with this…shows what I've not been doing. :-)
Matt, it's an interesting enough simile… yes, a good short poem, in its way. (But there's no such bloody thing as 'rooku', as you & I both know, except as a local promotion effort by the few usual suspects, and I wouldn't say this simile amounts to a haiku.) I've read far better of your work.