Astor Astilbe’s haiku teaches us a very human lesson through the constructs of our language.
Editor’s Note: Sometimes when we cut at things directly — how we “act” a certain way even though that’s not how we actually are or how the media influences our idea of what a “real man” is all about, for example — we make sense of them rationally but we don’t really internalize them. This haiku, through “holding up” and “strong script” and eventually with “primal” tells us about who we are, our emotions, our actions. This is a haiku worth meditating on.
Something you should know about me: I go on walks looking for cow bones to put in my garden. I like hanging mirrors from trees. Some beautiful things are viruses under a microscope, snowflakes, origami, architecture, shapes, colors, textures, flowers and worms that live under the ocean.