egg-shaped (a tragedy in three haiku)

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an egg because it’s shaped like the world

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in good faith I put salt on it

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3.

while the eggs boil everything else boils too

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5 thoughts on “egg-shaped (a tragedy in three haiku)

  1. antantantantant says:

    I love these. Deceptively simple, but lead us into broader mysteries. “Tragedy” seems somewhat comic at first, but by the end maybe not so much. And the simple explanatory logic of the first haiku is neither simple nor explanatory, leaving us with the open why of the “because.” And finally, what does it mean when “everything else” boils? A surreal escapade with the humble egg.

  2. Marcus Liljedahl says:

    Hi Melissa, I really like these.
    Could you tell me about the formating you’re using i.e. why the 1, 2 ,3 ?
    This is not a critic, I just haven’t seen this before, I want to learn…:-)

    • Hi Marcus, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to this. There isn’t any strong significance to the numbers, it’s just that these haiku are meant to be read together, and in a particular order, so I numbered them to make it apparent that these are a unit, not three individual haiku.

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