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  • Female Lawyers at a Deposition: 3 Haiku Portraits

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on July 1st, 2010 (All posts by )

    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 Responses to “Female Lawyers at a Deposition: 3 Haiku Portraits”

    1. david foster Says:

      These are great!

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      “I’m so glad she’s not my wife” – classic.

    3. Helen Says:

      Boring case, was it?

    4. Tatyana Says:

      I wonder what would all say of these portraits?

    5. onparkstreet Says:

      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.

      – Madhu