I thought I might try something different for this week’s Trifecta challenge by writing a haibun. For those of you who don’t know, very simply, a haibun is a piece of prose followed by a haiku. The prompt this week is:
3a : course, route
b : a way of life, conduct, or thought
It’s been so long I can’t remember how I first started out on this path. Did I choose it, or was it a responsibility thrust upon me in my youth? If I’m honest, I no longer care. It’s just a job, a thankless but necessary task, a monotonous, daily routine. Somebody has to do it, to usher people from life to death, from this world to the next. Some see me coming and are grateful for the release, others try to avoid me, but to no avail. I’m growing weary of my responsibilities. I pray that soon, someone new will be chosen to tread this path, let’s hope the first person they come looking for, is me.
daily, I collect
the souls of the departed –
who will come for mine
Click here – Trifecta: Week Sixty-Three – to see how others responded to this prompt.