05 May 2009

Haiku 125

They need some dusting,
Your sad little romances,
Up there on that shelf


Libby Fife said...

These evidently are not the romance novels belonging to MVD. Those are well worn. Has she mentioned her new shape shifting, demon loving, and Scottish friends to you

Shushu said...

A perfect short story. I know the narrator and the romance keeper.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

Interesting reactions to this one. I always like to see how people read these -- like a taffy pull of ambiguity!

Just for the record, it wasn't until I'd written this that I realized "romances" could refer to actual books, instead of, uh, romances. I was being metaphorical. Fancy! I like how it works either way, but I'm starting to wonder if anyone but me read it the way I originally intended.

Libby Fife said...

Well, I am not terribly deep as you might surmise. I simply went to what was readily available and on my mind at the time, namely MVD's current "habit".

Welcome to my world of the seldom understood:)

Patrick J. Vaz said...

Believe me, I'm in that world already. In fact, "seldom understood" doesn't even begin to cover it.