Shallow Souls – 2 Haikus

To see within shallow

Souls don’t need to stretch beyond

Low lying mirrors

Walking on wet street

Pools of shallow souls writhing

Worms gasp their last breath

It’s Tuesday and I was able to create these two haikus for Devereaux and Beth’s Tuesday Writing Prompt at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Finally on time for this prompt! Their request: Write a haiku using the words “shallow souls”. While the pictures don’t totally match the words (and not to imply that pigs or worms have shallow souls), the juxtaposition made me smile.

©️ iido 2019

28 thoughts on “Shallow Souls – 2 Haikus

  1. the mirror from the fist haiku and the writhing souls from the second just blended in my mind! you have created two separate haikus yet there is a connection with the shallowness of life and nature – love this so much my dear

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  2. I love the way you’ve married these two haikus! The image you’ve created is so striking. I’m really fascinated these days with using/altering the “context” of a poem generate multiple meanings within the same set of words, and you’ve captured the spirit of that perfectly!

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