14 September 2009

Haiku 257

Tea-stained coffee mug,
E-mail printouts, dried-up pens:
Office nature morte


Ms. Baker said...

I like it! A classroom version would be broken left-behind umbrellas, empty mechanical pencils, and crumpled up failed quizzes.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

I'm hoping for textbooks that are written in rather than studied . . . my little joke here was that everything I mentioned was being used or not used for a slightly different purpose from what was intended.

By the way, you will be amused to know that I got one of my frequent hits using that line from My Funny Valentine, but instead of "don't change a hair for me" the person put "don't change your hair for me" -- I don't know why exactly I find that hilarious, but I do.