A Haiku, Bar Stool

This haiku is a little different than what I have shared in the past. It focuses on the sobriety of a troubled character in my upcoming novel. Jacob Riley carries a moniker that no one would be proud of that being the town drunk. He knows people laugh at him and talk about him so much to the point they’ve made a jingle about his sobriety. At the turn of the twentieth century, his hometown began to flourish because of mining, bringing on a population boom. Along with the boom came new businesses. The most important to him was the bar.

This haiku came to mind this morning, encapsulating his situation.

Sobriety fodder
His bar stool starts to grow roots
Life swirls in his glass

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved
Photo by Ning Shi on Unsplash

12 thoughts on “A Haiku, Bar Stool

  1. 💜 It’s ALWAYS!!! Other Folk and Our Mood, it’s NEVER!!! The Substance it’s The Mood increased by The Substance; for example a “Happy Drunk” unless He or SHE!!! is TOLD OFF!!! and becomes an “ANGRY DRUNK!!!” EveryOne…these ARE Words of a Bitter “Drunk” Divorcee; whose Ex-Wife Drank HIM!!! Under The Table and Swore Him to Secrecy about HER!!! Prolific Drinking in ORDER!!! to Maintain HER!!! Public Profile and Keep Up Appearances


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    1. Thanks, Michele! Yeah I took a little time off, enjoying the turn in the weather and focusing on writing my novel. Wow, time has flown, my last post was in April! You areeee oooOoOo that’s awesome! Hopefully you are enjoying it so far.😬🙏
      And remember don’t look at him! 😩

      Oh, and I’ve read the first couple of poems in Being a Woman: Forthcoming. The illustrations along with the poems mesh so well. You and your daughter should be proud of what you both created.

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      1. You are welcome. Time off is good, especially when the weather is nice. I will remember! 😆

        Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. It sure was a wonderful experience, collaborating with her during our pandemic year. Cherished memories and a few collections too! She is a talented one. 💖

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      2. That’s exactly what I was thinking. As soon as the weather broke for good, I started outdoor projects.
        You’re welcome! You both are extremely talented and it makes it even more special that it is with your daughter. So cool that you were able to create such a memory together. Being productive during a pandemic and building memories. I love it! 😁💕

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