LASIK TOAST: Haiku

just eyes About a year after getting toasted by LASIK, feeling the need to express my feelings about the matter, I wrote some haiku. Years earlier when my kids were in elementary school, they studied Japanese culture and learned to write simple haiku. This is one of my favorites:

I did not do it:
You always loved him best but
He’s a big liar.

I had forgotten these short verses, but when I awoke this morning to see snowflakes in the “wintry mix” in the middle of May, they popped back into my consciousness for some odd reason.

Rain falling softly:
perhaps the tears of sorrow
for the death of dreams.

In the summertime
oh, when the weather was fine—
LASIK fried my eyes.

Seeing without eyes:
The heart knows depths of sadness.
Night skies memory.

A spirit of peace,
grace and equanimity—
Focus! Life goes on.

The universe sings
its own mysterious song.
No rhyme, no reason.

Haiku rules are simple—
Five, seven, five, season word.
What’s a season word?

(Tongue in cheek I say)
There’s a season for all things.
But this is English!

So write what you feel,
Nothing awful will happen!
Really! ‘S’no big deal…

Deepest secret fear–
Sightless eyes, or soulless heart?
Each a death of sorts.

Once a brown-eyed girl
Grown now, a brown-eyed woman—
Can’t go home again.

Stay out of your head—
A dangerous neighborhood.
You are what you think.

Seeing without eyes:
The heart knows depths of sadness.
Night skies memory.

A spirit of peace,
grace and equanimity—
Focus! Life goes on.

The universe sings
its own mysterious song.
No rhyme, no reason.

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Just a penguin on the path to choosing peace.
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