REBlog | Haibun: This Excruciating Wait | DJ Ranch

Throwing my phone down in frustration, I mutter under my breathe – ENOUGH! I’ve been glued to the stupid thing all day…constantly searching for new information – new stories, new stats, anything I can find to read about this virus. I’ve officially morphed into a news junkie and hardly recognize myself. 

What am I looking for? Information sure…and perhaps a plan. I’m a woman who values plans…feels reassured by a solid plan of action. But it’s deeper than that…I’m speed reading. It’s like a really suspenseful novel and you start reading faster and faster to try to get to the climax. Or like a really well-written Netflix show with episode cliffhangers. You keep clicking next to watch…to see how it all ends.

But there’s no next episode…no final chapter written yet. There’s only the wait. This excruciating wait. 

seeking peace
time unfolds slowly
my nerves frayed

Source: Haibun: This Excruciating Wait | DJ Ranch

This amazing Haibun from Donna Matthews of DJ Ranch really touched me today. I had to share her Haibun because, like Donna, I’ve been doing the exact same thing, checking my phone, reading article after article… It’s the wait that is frustrating.

Donna’s Haibun hits us with the truth of the situation before us. She invokes an emotional response from her prose. Her Haiku also reveals another facet to her prose, revealing more of the fear she feels. Excellent work!

Please stop by Donna’s blog and have a read. Be safe out there, my friends.


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