March 27th, 2019

A Friend Asked

A friend asked whether
I ever composed haiku.
Yes, sometimes I do.

To catch the fleeting
Moment is the endeavor -
In spare simple song.

Some say it’s cheating,
To sprinkle rhymes in the text
Where they don’t belong.

If purists are vexed
Does it mean I should worry?
Not in a hurry.