we’ve reached a deadlock
playground rules for dousing flames
sticks and stones break bones
take care in choosing
rock paper scissors fire
go- throw! wrap! cut! burn!
game of two players
you choose rock, I go with fire
sway of the flame’s light
bent by the gem’s sharp edges
Two word prompt (gem, flame) courtesy of RonovanWrites’ Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. Thanks Ronovan!
Interesting fact: did you know that a decision to settle a matter in a US court (albeit a minor one) was made using a round of rock paper scissors? Check out “American Case” in the Wikipedia entry for Rock Paper Scissors. What did we do pre-Wikipedia? I guess that is the kind of thinking Jimmy Wales hopes will inspire donating to the cause (I did once, as I get reminded everytime there is a fundraising drive).