School bus as seen from the twelfth floor of an office in Manhattan:
Back to school again:
pounding the snooze button, then
inhale my breakfast.
Race to catch the bus!
Miss! Beg Mom to drive me, then
walk of shame to class.
I no longer dream
of school bus anxiety,
but pink slip from boss.
Yeah, poets! It's back to school time! How many of you have woken up in a cold sweat a week before the first day of school, worried about missing the bus? Used to happen to me every year, and I don't know why - it's not like it was a big deal to show up late.
Grasshoppers, get your writing chops warmed up and try entering one of your haiku into a contest! One of our Friday Featured Poets, Alan Summers was kind enough to post it in one of the comments. Here's a link to it here. There is an entry fee, but you'll get worldwide exposure and be judged by the awesomely talented poet Alan Summers, renga poet-in-residence for City of Hull, in the UK.
The deadline in November 21st, 2010. Check it out!