Assignment

by annene

14 Rays

A friend just started taking classes and was assigned an exercise that involved a haiku.

We were discussing the haiku he selected and I realized I hadn’t written one in ages.

Deciding to choose a random book to determine my subject matter, I closed my eyes and groped the bookshelf. My hand landed on The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky.

I remember discussing this book with my father. He was a psychologist. We were estranged for many years before he died.

Here’s my haiku:

Writing is striving

Your thoughts are ambiguous

Striving for nothing