Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Curtis Dunlap: LESSONS

My father could quack like a duck. I don't mean repeatedly verbalizing the world "quack", I mean he literally could sound like a duck. As a child I was amused and entertained by his ability to do this but, as I matured into adulthood, his mimicry became an annoying idiosyncrasy.

I heard on the car radio this morning that, according to a recent study, quacking like a duck is good for you; it lightens the mood and employs the same facial muscles we use to smile. Amazed, I sat in my car listening to the remainder of the story. . .

April Fools —
a smiley face sticker
on the headstone

by Curtis Dunlap
Mayodan, North Carolina

1 comment:

haiku-shelf said...

Prose and haiku work perfect together.

I loved to read this haibun!

Angelika Wienert (Oberhausen/Germany)