Interesting one, Gautami. I'm going to have to step away and re-read it again in a few hours—I struggle with the third line "or my mind conjures". My initial take is that the "convoluted and/or denuded" judgment of the observed rugged surface is a conjuration of your mind. But perhaps I am off the mark with this theory. Thanks for making me think!
Nice one! The mind does indeed "conjures" --always creating what it wants. Right?
mike:haikus do make one think. classic haikus are full of zen philosophy. i am trying to get there...don:right! we only think what we want to..