Monday, June 25, 2018

I must act octopus-like fist flying

                                                                                                   Author: Kaišiadorys
Image: More Windy than Usual (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
pint sleeping bag marooned octopus fists
wastrel (noun). a wasteful or good-for-nothing person.
wanderjahr (noun). a year spent travelling abroad,
before or after a college course.
breathless cease metal chase

The Prose
I am not pint-sized to be easily
shoved into a sleeping-bag
I am big enough to be discernible
from a distance, attractive enough
to be desirable but why all this?
Marooned on a lonely unlit highway
subject to the vagaries of an
unimaginable cold spell and a windy
and notoriously unfriendly weather

I must act octopus-like fist flying
to attract attention a lone wastrel
condemned to nothingness just
starting my wanderjahr on the road
I am breathless. I must cease
running weather permitting or
otherwise, I have to stop!

Hi, men-folks, you don't need a
metal-detector to start the chase
I am a warm blooded mammal!

The Haiku
prayers are answered
lights blazing from the distance
divine privilege

The Sunday Muse #10
MLMM's Wordle#202
Jilly's at d'Verse Haibun Monday


  1. I like the humor with this one - well done, Hank!

  2. haha warm blooded is all the men folk need

  3. Oh, that is quite a political statement in there. I really liked how you course through the thoughts and create this powerful image which is at once sexy but sarcastic as well.

  4. Octopus-like and fist-flying!! This is so clever and wry. Sardonic, are we, Hank ;) Just love it!

  5. This was so good to read Hank, well done.


  6. Scary thought to be stranded in the dark!

  7. Nice point about not needing the metal detector.

  8. This sounds like a real adventure...

  9. I hope she is saved after all that, smiles ~

  10. Love the haiku and I love that great line and title "I must act octopus-like fists flying"....that is one awesome line Hank!! Love this! Thank you so much for participating with the Sunday Muse. By the way, I got the mr. linky working. Yay!

  11. 'octopus-like fists flying' - Great line, Hank. The haiku was perfect!

  12. Fantastic. Loved that, the wild ride.