Monday, March 11, 2013

On the occasion of haiku's in the Times


Snowflakes on the mall 

Your family Christmas, St. Paul 
At least they made you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the occasion of nostalgia

Haikus? Boston? What!
Next will be Guitar Hero.
Easy on the Buffet.

On the occasion of traveling by bus for Thanksgiving .

Slow bus once again,
perpetually in CT,
teased by mile markers.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On the occasion of a new exercise regiment.

one hundred push-ups,
yet I can only do one,
aching arms to come.

On the occasion of focusing the lights in an 18' tall store.

new found vertigo
when atop a tall ladder
sucks when changing lamps

On the occasion of post brunch club walk around the city.

aching feet, cold toes,
belly full of of food and drink,
giddy for next week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On the occasion of moisturizing skin in the winter with Ahava

Israeli cream to
battle dry skin. I smell warmth
but I freeze my butt off

Friday, February 27, 2009

On the occasion of someone criticizing, anonymously!

Consider my mood
before saying "boo", my mood
sucks, I'll cut you! Yeah!

On the occasion of waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Guess who flipped a shit
over the unchanged TP?
Jumped on Snook in rage.

I think I'll spend the
weekend inventing a new
infinite TP.

(a side note - in writing this haiku, I discovered we have tagged a haiku with toilets before. At least we're consistent)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

On the occassion of heckling from my fellow bloggers

first break of the day
email is full of haikus
pressure to respond

haikus not flowing
instead images of lights
overwhelm my brain

on the occasion of excuses

Light, shine upon us.
Class is a piddling excuse.
Just post by email.

On the occasion of taking one for the team

Cesca is in class
Playing with wires, lightbulbs,
She'll get this and smile

on the occassion of a missing blogger

where is francesca
its less fun to post online
i could just tell em

on the occassion of late night tv

one more verboten
cannot watch survivorman
hopped up on jaguars

On the economy & PBS

Watched Frontline about
Summer financial meltdown,
now I feel tweaky.

No late-night X-files
is a good rule. Let's add things
like this to the list.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On the occasion of someone trying to get into our elite club

Your app was received
We will put it to a vote
Thanks for your patience!

on the occasion of a new writer?

to let michelle in?
another poet to join?
attached is her plea:

dishes i will wash
pyramids i will build high
oh what must one do

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This damned rash.

Should have returned you
cheap cashmere blend. You gave me
a hot scary rash.

on the subject of email:

cleaned out my inbox
found so many old haikus
wished that i found more.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Rusty return to Haikus

Speed limit six five
Bus going two
More traffic ahead

Drunk girl on the bus
Yell, shriek, can't get any sleep
Hope she doesn't blow

Finally able
To stop long enough to write
Rusty strained Haikus