Carpe Diem #644 First Market Hatsuchi

When I read the title for our prompt, First Market, my thoughts were far from the New Year’s Daruma dolls and good luck.  I remembered my first Farmer’s market at age 19 when visiting my sister in Cleveland.   The rest of my haiku are on the Daruma dolls.

wide eyed excitement
daunted by skinned pig head
first farmer’s market


first market
Daruma dolls

at all the stalls
customers haggle
for Daruma dolls

without eyes
myriad of Daruma dolls
still stare

New Year’s luck
at the Shorin-Zan temple
for the price of a doll