We are not Flotsam. Haiku

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wind lifts the flotsam
randomly carries it to
its destination

© Jane Paterson Basil


2 thoughts on “We are not Flotsam. Haiku

  1. Random is the operative word there… Sometimes life feels like to me — just plain random. No wonder I feel like I can’t get my feet under me half the time… What inspired you to write this? I’m curious.

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    1. I saw an old carrier bag floating along the ground, and I thought about how mindlessly it would be blown to its final resting place, then suddenly I felt like that carrier bag, until I reminded myself that I am not inanimate; whatever random things may happen to me, I can can choose how to respond to many of them.


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