Daily Haiku – 23.04.2013

#0101
With her ugly knees
Janine never could wear shorts
For fear of staring.

#0102
Ethan’s scabby knees
Kept him always in long shirts
Even in the bath.

#0103
One hot afternoon
Ethan and Janine were queueing
At the same bus stop.

#0104
Ethan’s scabs sweated.
Janine’s knees wrinkled with stress.
Their eyes slowly met.

#0105
As the bus arrived
Janine stuttered her name.
Ethan couldn’t hear.

#0106
Ethan cupped his hand
And asked her to “Say again?”
Janine fell silent.

#0107
His hand to his ear
His sleeve dropped a quarter inch.
Janine glimpsed the scabs.

#0108
Too late he noticed.
Covering his wrist Ethan saw
Janine turn her back.

#0109
Bus in the distance
Ethan cursed his too loose shirt.
Should be used to this.

#0110
Alone on the bus
Janine thanked her lucky stars
Her knees had kept quiet.

#0111
Ethan and Janine
Soulmates kept apart by shirt
Never met again.

(Pretty sure this is the same Janine from a few days ago. She has a pretty hard life.)

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