Friday, May 20, 2011

haiku retrospective cxxxiv

strong hint ~
the baby moves the spoon
to her left hand

When I was a baby, my mother placed my spoon in my right hand.
I took one look at the situation and switched the spoon from
my right hand to my left. My mother got the hint.

Later, after many attempts at teaching me to tie my shoes
the orthodox way, my mother gave up. She showed me how to
make two loops in my shoelaces and cross them over one another.

playground joke ~
she can't even tie her shoes
the right way

Later, as an adult, I found out that the unorthodox way of
tying shoes lies flatter and holds better.

shoe-tying lessons ~
she teaches her children
the wrong way

16 November 2000

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