Two weeks ago, during February vacation, my husband and I took the train from Boston to New York City for a quick 2-day visit. He needed to do some research at the New York Public Library for a book he is writing, so I had the better part of an unseasonably warm day to entertain myself. It was the first time I spent any time in the city alone, and I’m not all that comfortable in NYC to begin with, so this was a major accomplishment for me. I didn’t stray too far, wandering up 5th Avenue as far as MoMA and then working my way back to Bryant Park with a few stops along the way.
Rather than write a longer piece about the two days, I decided to write a series of haiku representative of several small moments. I fell in love with haiku several years ago, when I was bumped up to First Grade from Kindergarten for a year and had to teach a unit on Japanese culture. I love the challenge of adhering to haiku’s 5/7/5 parameters. Here goes!
This post is part of the annual month-long Slice of Life writing challenge organized by Two Writing Teachers. Join us! It’s my first time slicing!