a spider
on the floor tile—

8 Responses

  1. kami haiku Says:


  2. grandpa Says:

    My god, what a wit!

    I wonder what Zeus will say when he stomps on you…

  3. Helen Buckingham Says:

    I read it as the spider making the winning move. Like so many great haiku, this is open to more than one perception – and ultimately says as much about the reader as it does the author. Brilliant.

  4. martin Says:

    What a great chessic moment! I prefer the Vienna game with the Danube variation. I love to watch my opponent turn blue…

  5. grandpa Says:

    Curses! Foiled again!

  6. petertwo.oh Says:

    'Checkmate' made me picture the floor as being made up of black and white tiles. One interpretation: both spider and viewer/person/.. remain frozen waiting for the other to make the first move. This one got my brain cells crackling! Thanks!

  7. Melinda B Hipple Says:

    Thanks for the thoughtful responses. To quell any fears, this was at work and after ‘unfreezing’, I used the flyswatter to pick the spider up and release him outside. We called it tie. ;)

  8. Gergely László Says:

    a padlócsempén –

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