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Haiku-esque: Old Time Wisdom

on February 1, 2018

Fleeing icy cold
Sneaked through leaky window cracks
Hoped to share my warmth

Small black flying specks
Orbit space around lamplight
Whizzing past my book

Who are my strange guests?
I am told they are fruit flies
Given remedy

Novel entrapment
Apple cider vinegar
Should snare invaders

Though it does not work
I find the scent delicious
I’ll settle for that

In Response to Daily Prompt: Profusion

11 responses to “Haiku-esque: Old Time Wisdom

  1. vivachange77 says:

    Glad you do, Lynn. 🙂

  2. shilyot says:

    Annoying little blighters

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    A complete little tale – and using the haiku format. Bravo!

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Eric. I appreciate your positive take on my telling my story in Haiku. I did take liberties. 🙂

  5. JoHanna Massey says:

    Laughing. Oh, this sounds so familiar. The Townhouse filled with them, and the vinegar did little but have me yearning for pickles. The flies gravitate to the light/windows. I rarely recommend products..but I got some St Eaton Stick A Fly. They are small clear squares of clear stick-em, inexpensive, and using two of the five in the pack, in just a few days the fly issue was gone, and I was shocked at just how many flies I was living with.

    All my best to you.

    • vivachange77 says:

      This is wonderful! Not that you also experienced fruit flies but your trying and discarding vinegar. Many thanks for your suggestion. I’ll get some. I noticed that the big south-facing window in my living room had lots of dead ones in its frame.

  6. Great humour Ina, and this seems to speak of much more than fruit flies, but about the way life never quite works out as you expect it to 🙂

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Yes, and I think the surprises give us the chance to enjoy or bemoan those that are not life-threatening or diminishing.

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