With Outstretched Arms

I wait with outstretched arms. I am a constant invitation, though I know that my guests come, only to say goodbye. What is given to my one hand is just as quickly removed from the other. My life is a zero-sum equation, for my purpose is neither to gain, nor to lose. I wait with outstretched arms.

and always
– beneath –
the river runs away

~~

At dVerse, Grace wants us to write a contemporary haibun with “bridge” being the focus

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11 thoughts on “With Outstretched Arms

  1. I agree, your haibun reads like a traditional riddle. I love the idea of a welcoming bridge, waiting with outstretched arms and the way you sum it up: ‘My life is a zero-sum equation, for my purpose is neither to gain, nor to lose’. There is a circular feel to the prose, of life repeating itself, and the whole piece punctuated with the haiku.

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