Saturday, January 26, 2013

Haiku: The Office Worker's Observation from the Company Cafeteria on a Winter's Morning


He found a lit butt,
Danced around for joy and then
Walked away smoking.


I wrote this Friday morning, and yes, the title is longer than the haiku. And yes, I did witness this. I sat facing the area where people stand outside the building and smoke and put their cigarette butts in the receptacle. I don't know if this guy was poor and/or homeless, or just got a kick out of getting a free half-cigarette, but he rooted around in the receptacle, found the butt and literally danced around to celebrate. I don't think I've ever seen a cigarette make anybody so happy.

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