halfway haiku

what point does this

side become the other side/

halfway is neither

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

when halfway to there

you can no longer be here/

so where are you then

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if you are there now

halfway to the other side/

then you are not here

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the other side of

halfway is not in any way /

between here and there

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once you pass halfway

this side becomes the other/

and there becomes here

~~~~~~~~~

halfway lies a bridge

and on either side of it

live the farsiders

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napowrimo 15(2)/30

selected as featured poem for napowrimo day 16

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21 responses to “halfway haiku

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  2. “this side becomes the other” will stay with me — thank you. Any chance you’ll consider joining The Haiku Room on Facebook? If you’d like to check it out, just message me and I’ll connect you.

    • Thanks Sarah. I hadn’t been linking up with the site, using Real Toads as my main prompt source for 30/30. Yesterday I wrote two pieces and so thought I’ll drop one at napowrimo. Funny how things pan out sometimes.

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  5. Went and looked at pictures – a dam / lock, also? So the far siders are simply everyone who is not on the same side as you in the literal sense, Works in the figurative sense as well, which is where your delightful poem took me.

    • Thank You De. I noticed your name there in the archive ( so right back atcha ). I didn’t start linking up with napowrimo (cos I didn’t quite get the website layout)until two days ago. Now potentially doubled my workload !!!!!

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