Haiku H039

Thank you for lighting my fire –
With your decision
To love someone else

09.22.15

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

This haiku stemmed from the same incident and woman as that which inspired Haiku H038. However, it is misleading in that I had no interest in her like one might think the voice of this poem being of a rejected suitor or lover. No, this was ego, not heart.

This woman chose to love someone I deemed to be a terrible choice among many good or great options she had. I’m not going to be modest and honestly state I definitely deemed myself to be one of those options. She knew I was eligible and looking, and we are definitely friends. Yet, she never expressed any hint of interest, like I wasn’t good enough when she told me so much about how she was looking for a good guy who had his life together, had personality, athleticism and such, all of which I had in excess. Then she goes for something like said guy who I wouldn’t even say had looks on me… and wasn’t any of those things she was looking for in a guy.

Well, and I wonder why I’m single in Nova Scotia with their Asian male bias which I had seen on certain match-making sites. I had put on two identical profiles except for race and the Caucasian one got like 3-6X more matches, pending site and a few trials over a decade. The sites had allowed race to be a deal breaker among matches one could be sent.

Anyway, my slightly bruised ego was the inspiration behind this poem. I’ll just make sure I get some accolades and worthy accomplishments done soon, and that she knows about it with her new man. 😉

Also written at about 1:30 AM like Haiku H038 and some other poems published today. A few more needs to be finished soon, even! My feelings weren’t worked up over this, but I guess my mind was. I was trying to keep up writing down thoughts for all these poems that came to me all at once in the quiet of the morning of the night. 🙂

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.

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