Daily Moments ebony hair Haibun
She passes flowers that remind her of a dear friend. Her friend’s family home used to be next door and tall flowers surrounded their swimming pool. She takes a few steps back to admire the flowers in this stranger’s garden, reminiscing of the happiest times when her children were little.
She notices a daisy set apart from the other lilac petals. Hmmm, she thought. “Daisies are my favourite flowers. I wonder if this is a sign that my friend is also thinking of me today.” That thought puts a smile on her face.
Continuing on her way to work, she keeps this reverie in her mind’s eye. She can hear the giggles, splashing and see herself sitting on the patio with her friend with a cuppa and a ciggie. Good times…good times.
Bring her back in time
When her friend was here
Around the swimming pool
Children diving and giggling
Her friend was still here
Pale fragile petals
Contrast her ebony hair
Her friend’s warm smile
© Tournesol ’18/07/28
Daily Moments – ebony hair (senryu)