not enough time

to think things through —

black ice

14 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    We learn! Slide on the ice to home plate! Thank you for this creation.

  2. Marilyn Hazelton Says:

    Oh, my goodness! I know what you mean! It can be there even in summer!

  3. Bruce F Says:

    Evocative with dark overtones. Well done!

  4. Nessa Says:

    Wonderful haiku. It brings me to the notion that weather and seasons are good teachers. Life is like this, too. I hit black ice (metaphorically) all the time… But when I look at my reactions, they are always based on my truth, which of course sometimes needs adjusting. Others seem to instead of offering kindness while I do that kind of adjustment, just instead react themselves. It becomes like a multi-car collision on a highway. Oh well. Thanks for this journey I just had with black ice as a metaphor! I love your haiku…

  5. Hannah Mahoney Says:

    Nice one, Susan. Killer frag in L3!

  6. Susan Says:

    Thank you, Ann. I saw some of the 'real stuff' this morning.

    Glad you like the jux, Hannah. Thanks!

    I appreciate your metaphorical interpretation, Nessa. I agree!

    Thanks so much, Bruce. Always scary, both in the literal and metaphorical sense.

    Thanks, Marilyn. So nice to hear from you!

    If only we could control the slide, Frances, we'd literally be 'home free'. <smile> Thank you!

  7. harrisfr Says:

    Yes, control would be important; yet, it would limit discovery.

  8. barbara a taylor Says:

    Really good!

    peace and love

  9. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah the old black ice, better the devil you know really. :-)

    Pero’s Bridge –
    the dock’s ice gathers
    new year resolutions

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credits: City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (2004)

  10. Kathabela Wilson Says:

    a fantastic and deep poem. I love it, Susan I feel all the chilling overtones… so concise and powerful.

  11. Susan Says:

    Thank you, Barbara, for dropping by. <smile>

    Thanks, Alan. The old adage holds a lot of truth.

    I appreciate your kind words, Kathabela. Thank you.


  12. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    A very striking ku, Susan.


  13. Kala Ramesh Says:

    Most effective, Susan
    Your L 3 brings this little poem home

  14. expatinCAT Says:

    Tight write – liked it. // Peter

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