In the heat
the dog’s tail wags feebly;
a dying insect
Very good. We’ve just been through a rough heat wave… and I have to tell you, you have to be in one to feel the full impact of this haiku… the dying insect all of a sudden feels like the dying wag of the dog’s tail.. and we lag along with them. 🙂
Thank you – while we’re not quite having a heat wave here in Japan, it’s very muggy as usual and the dogs really feel it. This dog was stretched out on the floor trying to wag it’s tail as I approached, but only managing some spasmodic jerks, like the dying insect…
Spounds a bit like me these last few weeks… but thankfully, we’ve had a slight reprieve.
My dog is an expert at catching house moths before they eat my clothes, but she knows which insects are off limits – especially the buzzing black and yellow variety.
I like that haiku of yours. It’s a wonderful sultry image.
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