It’s the last day of February and the last day of National Haiku Writing Month. This year, it also happens to be a leap year and therefore February’s extra day. In folk stories – it’s Sadie Hawkins Day, a pseudo-holiday based on an old hillbilly comic strip that evolved into the real world practice of Sadie Hawkins dances where the girl gets to ask the guy to dance – early role reversal.
I also use it as Procrastination Day – an extra day put to good use the practice of avoiding a task that needs to get done sooner rather than later. In that vein, I am putting off working on paying bills in order to write this post – my last for NaHaiWri Mo ~ 2016.
Grateful thanks to all who “liked” my posts and shared your thoughts. And to all readers, writers and lovers of haiku and poetic spell. You are in my heart always.
February thaw the last patch of snow remains north of my daydreams (5-7-5 haiku)
all night rain into my Brooklyn brownstones bluesy Sinatra ~ painting grit into a street scene charcoal streaks ~ Bushwick Bluestone on the tip of my brush Flatbush flashbacks ~ Bushwick and Flatbush names when green was a hipster