‹‹ V.17 No.36 | September 4 - 10, 2008
More Haiku to Feed a Revolution
TraditionalNature is urban As light posts became the sun We become machines.—Carolina Gomez, AHSTwenty birds eatingSudden sound breaks the silenceSwift rain in reverse—Julia MaceSparrow's crusty bread,stale and hard as intended,waits for the next bird—Chris JacobsenFebruary moonis long in the winter sky—stars shiver and fade—Kathryne LimTwo birds call greetingsfrom across a distant fieldwonder how you are—Adele Dunnemountain sides afiregold crowns beneath azure skywelcoming the cold—Morgan Matthew, AHS
"The Q"Who is this Duke guy?Better than Earl of SandwichBut less tasty name—Joshua WilsonBurque por vidaWho wants to call it "The Q"?Only the mayor—Michael GreenAt dawn bright valleyAt dusk soft pink SandiasBetween I survive—Anthony MasiHaiku's in "The Q"each year in the AlibiWin Don Schrader's pants!—Dan Otero"Q" helps with homework,washes dishes, takes out trashWhat a "friendly" god—Richard Wolfson
CaffeineI drank a Red BullEnergy filled my bodyNow I have cancer—Will Geusz, AHSAfter five coffees,I'm thinking this must be theBest haiku ever!!!!—Richard FyeCaffeinated drinksAren't really my cup of teaHa ha, tea ... get it?—Emily SchmeltzerTwitching as I write,Six Mountain Dews or seven,Did you hear that noise?—Rich GrootJittery. Sweaty.Still paying off my latteGoddamn you, Starbucks!—Joshua Wilson
MysteriousWee plastic ninjaMaster of hide and go seekBow to the remote—Rich Groottelephone pole sitspaved road emanating heatcrow laughs silently—David BowesA walk at midnightFrigid fingers trace my back;Gone without a scream.—Hannah BrownI've keratosis,Coitus interruptosis,And halitosis.—Kevin WetSpot
BurquewoodI want to be morethan "drunk girl number thirteen"in life's end credits—Andrea GreenleeWorked on three movies.It was great, food, pretty girls.I saw a nipple.—Richard ChongJessica AlbaCan't find good food in BurqueBetter go home then—Bennigna Riveraextras sit with hopein little room with peanutsthey don't care bout you—David BowesLights? flashing marqueeCamera? captures imageAction? "Cops," Burque.—Stephen Welford, AHS
SuperpowersTired of glasses?Radioactive spiders.That's all I'm saying.—Tahemet AllegraX-ray vision fails.I see through the dress, but Isee through the boobs, too.—Jason ZsemlyeBy superpowersDo you mean, like, huge countries?Or amazing skills—Joshua WilsonOil and blood in mud,a mix of cultural cuda dollar above—Chris Jacobsen
RectanglesShips navigate throughthe Bermuda Rectanglewithout incident.—Sue McGilpin, Calif.QuadrilateralRiemann integral limitParallelogram—Trevor Turbov, AHSIt’s impossibleTo write a poem that doesRectangles justice—Barak Freedman, AHSCall me four sideddisdain my right angles, butit beats being square—Larry Elmore
Stimulus CheckPaying off Visa,Burger I ate long ago,Would eat you again—Rich GrootHandheld massagerFed Ex'd from Copenhagen.Stimulus package.—Sue McGilpin, Calif.Backyard drink-a-thontiki torches two for fourrent is a bit late—Andrea GreenleeWith my stimulus,I bought a half tank of gas,and well, that was it.—Lydia FernandesGet stimulus check Deposit in Swiss accountDon't tell anyone—Dan Otero
Poo KuThis must not be too obvious or lowbrow—corn! Shit, I just said corn.—Jason ZsemlyeBeware of skid marksIf you tend to rub your assAgainst your fabrics—Bridgette McMahonBrown islands spinninga yellow ocean rinsesaway evidence—Gail Donnellyelegant nuggetsymbol of profound reliefthis one's a keeper—Aaron LoweOlympic hopefulIn Beaver, OklahomaTosses a cow chip—Marie Oberle, Minn.
Miscellaneousbeautiful is shewith an ass like an onionso sweet makes me cry—David Bowes Don't leave your handprintsin my wet cement, just mineI want no regrets.—Madeline Alfero Neglected peach treeIn the neighbor’s front drivewayThink I’ll help myself—Julia MaceWelcome to space iceMay I take your order please?Yes, one scoop of Mars—Paula Singleton, TexasYour voice is like hotcocoa, rich and warm with thosetiny marshmallows.—Peter Cornelius, AHSI don't want to makethe last line five. I reallywant to make it six.—Cody Marquez, HHSHolla hu-holla!What’s good, what’s good-what’s good, what’sGoood! Get atcha gurrrl.—Kimberly Carter, AHSCan't wait ’til ThursdayWaiting, anticipatingWeekly Alibi—Michael Green
Tune into “Afternoon Freeform” hosted by Travis Parkin on KUNM 89.9 FM from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, to hear readings from this and past Alibi haiku contests. Inspired to haiku? Add your ad hoc ku content to this article by posting a comment below.