I was recently in Greenville, South Carolina, where I made sure to visit the Mast General Store on North Main Street. It brought back a few childhood memories of wandering through the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Just like the original store, this one in Greenville had candy in wooden barrels and lots of brown-hued clothing for outdoors people or, at the very least, folks who want to look like they’re outdoors people.
So let’s write haiku about stores. It might refer to a special memory from childhood, like the one that I mentioned. It might describe a recent, awful experience of trying to return a gift the week after Christmas. Whatever the memory or the experience, put it into one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Here’s mine:
Not a country squire,
so the clothes were not for me.
But candy? Yes, please!