The Shiny [haiku] – #12MoW

Magpies and humans
collecting shiny baubles
crow over their wealth

Today is the first official day of 12 Months of Writing! This haiku came about when I was walking home from work one day last week and spotted a bit of silver on the pavement. Immediately I thought “ooh, what is that shiny?” It turned out to be half a button popper that must’ve fallen off somebody’s coat or bag, and for a brief moment I felt like a magpie swooping down on some valuable treasure. I like to think I’m someone who measures wealth in terms of happiness, but when it comes right down to it, I’m just as intrigued by a sparkly bit of shiny as the next hoarder of worthless trinkets.

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3 Comments on “The Shiny [haiku] – #12MoW

  1. Haha, I too am someone who likes to think I am enlightened enough to measure wealth in terms of happiness, but then something sparkly distracts me and I’m like “oooh”.

    Great haiku, TUS!

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