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Reflections on the August long weekend (Ontario)

#Haiku Happenings #3: Janice’s latest #tankaprose (Tanka-prose) for my current #haikai challenge!


The long weekend, a time to get away, to wait for hours in lines of traffic from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning and again from Monday afternoon until late evening, bumper to bumper in August heat.  Campgrounds are filled to capacity with people and noise all day and much of the night.  I concluded years ago that long weekends are for local events and family visits avoiding the stresses of highway congestion. The inner city, so quiet and peaceful after the big exit.

vacate or stay?

twenty-eighteen (2018) choice for some

while millions wander

fleeing fire, drought and war

homes and habitats destroyed


©2018 Ontheland

Haikai Challenge #45 Vacation

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  1. I agree with you about travelling on long weekends. I don’t do it either. I like the discrepancies you highlight in your tanka. Some people travelling about for pleasure others because they are dispossessed and homeless. The division between people seems to be growing wider.


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