Flinty lawyer chick
dark-eyed, firm-buttocked. I’m so
glad she’s not my wife.
Kind-eyed girl lawyer
seems weary. Plays with her hair,
grows prettier. Warm smile … .
Slim, blonde girl lawyer:
Young, pleasant, not ground-down yet.
Ran track in high school?
5 thoughts on “Female Lawyers at a Deposition: 3 Haiku Portraits”
These are great!
“I’m so glad she’s not my wife” – classic.
Boring case, was it?
I wonder what would all say of these portraits?
Those are very good, Lex. Very evocative.
NPR had this contest where they posted a picture and you had to write a short short story about them. They picked the winners, posted a bunch on their site. SMITH magazine is devoted to this sort of thing, too: the “six-word,” memoirs etc. (I’ve had one of my six words picked for one of their collections.) Anyway, the point of all of this is that you could use one of your HAIKUS as a starting off point for a very good short story or novel – or painting even.
I love this sort of thing. The creativity unleashed – or given form – by the internets never ceases to amaze me.
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