swinging from the tetherball pole
a length of spider web
We had COVID Winter (December 2018), which many denied, and COVID Spring, then Summer, and we wonder what COVID Autumn or COVID Fall will bring.
Here Mary Stevens gives us a length of spider web and that game where you batted a ball against yourself, or so it seemed. Although WIKIPEDIA says it's a game of two people, or as in the photograph, several schoolboys.
However many play, it's a great metaphor! We are now tethered to spiderwebs that will morph to cobwebs hanging from a balcony perhaps.
One of my longer monoku, inspired by the sometimes unusually long ones created by the late and much missed Stuart Quine.
drifting clouds along an asphalt of ice cream summer roads of longing
Pandemica’s Clouds (sequence)
behind the mask: haiku in the time of Covid-19
Singing Moon Press ed. Margaret Dornaus (2020)