I like the permutations I can make from 'mink stole'. As the mink animal didn't steal this time but had its life stolen, and then its fur protection carved out of it, hopefully while dead, but scalping was sometimes done when the animal (human or otherwise) was still alive, or at least dying.
I wonder if the mannequin is plastic, or human in fact, or a little of both, as we now contain vast quantities of plastic within our bodies, as do our children.
my jagged man wears
Publication Credit: VerSuch … das projekt gendai haiku 01.07.2014 Wartende wir
mein Zackenmann trägt
German translation by Ralf Bröker
A thought-provoking and deeply uncomfortable haiku, which are needed in these "compassless" times.
I really appreciated your haiku, Joanne. While shopping at a thrift store years ago, I purchased a $5 gold bangle that I later discovered was real gold. I felt guilty, for some reason – got "something" for "nothing". This came to mind after reading your haiku: