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The Vines {a haibun}

#Haiku Happenings #2: Sophia Dinola’s latest #haibun!

Life in the Slow Lane

I step outside my front door at sunset, stooping to pick up a loose paper. It is wet with rain, and the writing is smudged. I read the words, “Please clean vines off home”. It is signed by the property manager. He gives me one week to comply.

There are no vines to my left or right. I walk around to the back of the house, grumbling. I discover the offender. It stretches from ground to roof, weaving its way through the slats of vinyl siding.

I am afraid. How will I reach that height without a tall ladder? What if I fall standing on something? I do not have the proper cutting tool. There is no one to help me. It is getting too dark to see.

That night, I cry softly. How did the vines grow so tall so fast? Would I need to hire someone? Should I…

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  1. This is the primary reason I will never rent a home – IMHO the outside, plumbing, electric and appliances as well as repairs are the responsibility of the property manager – not the renter.

    Very well written I could feel the desperation. 🙂

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