Haiku 3/22/10

Brad LarsonHaiku, Image, NatureLeave a Comment

Still running through woods /
but with social distancing /
from my own shadow

(Notes: I was struck by the shadow of my own head on the small tree in the foreground as I was running by. My own shadow in the deep woods — a lot of material for poetry in there. We hear the phrase “social distancing” so often these days (and it was a phrase nowhere in our vocabulary just a few weeks ago). So it was natural to put it together — social distancing from my own shadow. A little self-effacing humor, pointing at the tension between fear and connection to nature.)

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