I got up cold, shivering and wanting to go back to bed. My joints groaned at the slightest movement and my head hurt. The overcast sky, heavy with clouds, mirrored my mood. The week ahead seemed like it would stretch on forever, why did Monday come along? I trudge along the morning chores, at a slow pace, almost unwillingly.

My phone beeps

‘Hi’.

A simple message from a friend after a long time. Suddenly, the world doesn’t seem so hard.

bleak winter morning
the lone sun-dipped flower is
nectar to my eyes


The topic for the haibun today is “pleasantly surprised” at dVerse. Wondering if this fits the bill, but I gave it a shot. Do head over to read some fabulous interpretations here and be pleasantly suprised.

Yellow – Haibun Mondays for DVerse
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