Monopoly Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #23

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I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month.

I’d like to be the kind of mom who loves board games, but I have maybe a fifteen-minute attention span for them, and you know how many board games take fifteen minutes to play? None.

But I don’t ever want to be the mom who rains on the parade, so I pretend. Which is how I found myself in a six-hour marathon Monopoly game this afternoon. At least I got a haiku out of it!

Board game: hour six.
Laughter, trash talk, haggling, pouts.
Glad to go bankrupt.

5 responses to “Monopoly Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #23”

  1. Final haiku before Christmas. From morning spent on Santa Rosa Plateau. Haiku is simultaneously frustrating and compelling. Must perfect. Thanks for sharing yours. Merry Christmas to you and your family. And your cats.
    Among solemn oaks
    Acorn woodpecker’s laughter
    Adorns stark branches.

  2. Monopoly Junior is the way to go for a quick game. I’m not sure how the rest of your family would feel about it though…

    • I didn’t know there was any way to get quick and Monopoly in the same sentence together! I must investigate Monopoly Junior! We have the Lord of the Rings version, and my Tolkein-obsessed family might revolt at the thought of any other version.

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