(g) Ort Whether (3.24) wp

Observing 24 Whether 4
Whether Ort Not
(verse and haiku)

Whether to walk now
Or wait until it warms up

Whether to buy that new pot
Or what until the old one fails

Whether to have a cookie
Or eat a stalk of celery…

Whether to scare the big birds away
Or let them too have half a chance

Whether to watch a repeat, something new
Or read a book…

simple choices fail
when the mind is unsettled;
does distraction help

© JP/dh
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ort?s=t ort used as in scraps left…

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(g) Lump Somes (3.23) wp

Observing 23 Whether 3
Lump Somes
(renga)

communication
modern blessing or a curse;
to answer or not

judging whether a reply
is warranted or worthy

occasionally
one can be thankful for the
good news that’s relayed

© JP/dh

(Note: Amid some telemarketing scam calls; good news brings relief –
There will still be ‘issues’ to correct, but a major scare is no longer there.
Though, I’m still waiting on some other results…)

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(g) Hurry and Wait (3.22) wp

Observing 22 Whether 2
Hurry and Wait
(haibun with renga)

Another day, another appointment
Whether to choose next available
Or wait another day – ‘No brainer’ – here.
First available, same day, hours to wait.

Too many specialists, at least locations are near –
Whether to wait until closer to time or
Leave early – does it matter where one waits…
Are close enough that they are only minutes away.

Then of course there is the other waiting and
Whether to worry about the unknown or
Just wait for all the results that will determine
The next steps…

Well checks done yearly
detect the unusual;
Treatment can begin…

Or one can go home; relief
For another year of health

Insurance can be
A benefit, even with
Those ‘high’ deductibles…

© JP/dh

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(g) Spring Reaction; Go! (3.19) wp

Observing 19
Spring Reaction; Go!
(haibun with renga)

Another year another change in policy
To protects the worker bees and families
Time for checking in with healthcare providers,
(Especially when there has been some lapse).
Test here test there, then wait for results –
Though some are put on notice for further trials.
The body that has aged mostly in good health
Might have a surprise or two after a few miles.

below the layers
and in between components
things are that should nought

so another appointment
for investigation looms

things are going to
be put right and corrected
below the layers

©JP/dh

(Note: While physicals should be annual and perhaps other tests in different
cycles, sometimes they are not. Not all tests can be done at the same office.
I am though so far, in fairly good shape for the shape I’m in…).

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(g) Imagining Springs in Gear (3.18) wp

Observing 18
Imagining Springs in Gear
(renga)

Teacher planning day
Leaves Son of Son with Grama
For a fun Friday

Springing toy trucks on mat
Of alphabet letters; bounce!

Over and under
The couch, around tissue box
Blockades; racers zoom

©JP/dh

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(g) Spring Greys (3.17) wp

Observing 17
Spring Greys
(mini haibun)

Oh where be the Green O’spring
(Just three days from the starting line)?
The flock of red breasted robins have returned
Looking for safe purchase in the hedge
Their internal clocks say it’s time to build nests!
Both bush and tree seems to remain barren –
If there were buds, they’ve been squirreled away!
They play King of the Hill on ‘white’ mounds of snow!
Even the Red Wing blackbirds have gathered in groups

Yellow dawning sun
Rises in the crisp blue sky;
colorless cold chills

©JP/dh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_green

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(g) Spring View? (3.16) wp

Observing 16
Spring View?
(katuata (count-type) pieces)
*
long shadows looming
over the crisp field of snow
proves that the moon is shining
*
bitter cold creates
delays for schools and commutes
rearranging schedule starts
*
boulders line the roads
of the wintry mix that was
once known as Snowstorm Stella

©JP/dh
katuata 5,7,7 line/syllable count

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