Japanese form, pioneered by the poet Basho, and comprising a section of
prose followed by haiku. They are frequently travelogues - as in Basho's
The Records of a Travel-Worn Satchel (1688). In the best examples, the
prose and haiku should work together to create an organic whole.
Importance of Goldfish
In our eyes
and our sleep and our answers to everything and the way we ate our food and
left our personal odors and debris around the house, like strands or clippings
of hair, or a fingernail, or wadded tissue with spit, and seldom coordinated
our clothes or speech or opinions when we went out or had people over, preferring
different books by different authors about different things, and the feelings
we kept to ourselves, harboring them like warts or bleeding punctures, until
now, we grew apart and we knew it, had known it for over four years---since
the day you lost the gold fish down the toilet and never said you were sorry.
You even laughed about it.
"only temporary" ---
about our separation
we agree to lie