There has been an abundance of "lost pet" signs around lately. I don't know if the pets have all had it and have walked out on a relationship that wasn't working for them, or, if they simply were out for a little joy run. I hope it is the latter and the pets have been reunited with their families.
There has been a lost dog sign on a telephone pole in front of my house for more than a month. When I pass it, I wonder about the dog named Licorice. It has inspired me to write a haibun, a combination of prose and haiku:
The lost dog sign is fading. One, two, three weeks gone by. Is he still lost? Has he been reunited with his loving family? Why aren't these signs ever taken down?
the boy at the bus stop
dares not speak
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