A Haiku or Two, on Fresh Starts

February  8, 2015

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Hairs cut. Counters cleaned.
Bed made. Laundry done. Now I
wait for the next mess.


If ironed sheets and
crisp linens a fresh start make,
I'm behind the curve. 

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Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.


AntoniaJames February 10, 2015
I'd like to see a
quarterly cleaning regime
suggested. Thank you.

AntoniaJames February 10, 2015
With windows open
Year round there is no such thing
Here as spring cleaning.

AntoniaJames February 9, 2015
Someone off topic, but perhaps not . . .
Spotted on a bumper sticker near College Avenue in the Rockridge district of Oakland:

Haikus confuse me
Too often they don't make sense
I want a cookie.

(No author or attribution included.)

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Sarah J. February 10, 2015
You might find this amusing:
citlalnahuac February 8, 2015
Kitchen 'spring' cleaning:
Was major mess. Done early.
I am enjoying.