In college, I took a course on the Old Testament. The professor could read seventeen dead Near Eastern languages and talk about Sir Izaak Walton and fly fishing for hours. He encouraged his students to get lost in the footnotes. I’m still trying to find my way out.

late shift
the endless expanse
of the parking lot


10 Responses

  1. Alan Bern Says:

    Very evocative memories that set off some of my own younger days. And then comes
    “the endless expanse
    of the parking lot”
    trailing off into an endless future.

  2. John S Green Says:

    I like everything about this haibun very much, except the title. It repeats in the key line of the prose and that is a detraction. I’ve taken up with the approach of using title, prose, and haiku to all slant away from each other with only a subtle connection. This makes it more interesting. I love the haiku in relation to the prose.

  3. Alma Cole Pesiri Says:

    the in and the out and the in and the possible out

  4. Michael Henry Lee Says:

    Consummate Lucky

  5. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    Love it!

  6. Kala Ramesh Says:

    Just love this haibun.
    Too good, Bob

  7. thomasjohnwellsmiller Says:

    haibun of the year.

    – T56

  8. Jeanne F Martin Says:

    Love this!

  9. Ce Rosenow Says:

    Excellent, Bob! I especially like the way the meaning of the title changes after the haiku!

  10. Bob Lucky Says:

    Sincere thanks to everyone for the kind words.

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