Haibun Monday – Kindness

It’s Monday over at dVerse poets. Haibun Monday. This week the topic is “kindness”. Pop over, have a read and join in from here.This is my entry.

I’m in the Victorian House enclave of Brooklyn. They’re filming a movie. So this usually means no parking spaces for mere mortals. I find a spot. I’m backing in and the guy behind me is opening his hood. I park and go about my business.
I come back to my car and there’s a ticket on it. I’m irritated. I don’t remember a parking meter. Damn!

This guy is where I left him. Only this time he has booster cables attached to his battery. Traffic is slow, yet no one stops I pullout and back up next to his car. I pop the hood of my car to the sound of blaring horns behind me. He turns the key in his ignition, the car starts. He gave me the biggest smile, thanking me perfusely. Then I noticed his small grand daughter in the car. Suddenly, I was no longer irritated.

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in the shelter
of dried maple leaves
a seedling

Pat R

10/30/17

For

dVerse  Poets

 

Daily haiku challenge

#OctPoWriMo

31 responses to “Haibun Monday – Kindness

  1. Its often the things we don’t notice that makes kindness all the more sweat. You did not even know the grand daughter was in there when you committed to the act of kindness. Knowing she was there made it all the sweeter. I think too it is hardest in those moments when we are already struggling – like getting the ticket – to be kind, but it can turn our day around so fast.

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  2. I apologize for getting to your submission so late. I lost internet (!) yesterday during the prompt and just got it back sometime early this morning. Lovely haiku at the end of this wonderful telling. I love how you saw the small child and how she made your irritation disappear. It is indeed the importance of being kind that changes everything.

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