Alibi V.17 No.36 • Sept 4-10, 2008 


Web Ku

More entries from our Haiku Contest, exclusively on


Under the Milky
Way you gaze at the sky’s spine
And bend me backwards
—Kathryne Lim

I watch the night end
Sun and heat rise together
Cool shadows retreat.
—Lee Laney

In unyielding strength
Bamboo Topples, Uprooted
As leaves flutter on
—Judith James

silhouette of ghosts
rising on the mountainside
mist in the pine trees
—Todd Eddy, Ill.

Pink ribbon flutters
Asian girl on a moped
Follows half orange moon
—Marie Oberle, Minn.

The Q

Much like New Orleans
only all of the street bums
have much less talent
—Andrea Greenlee

At dawn bright valley
At dusk soft pink Sandias
Between I survive
—Anthony Masi

From Bebe to MAC
Walking around aimlessly
It’s something to do
—Elora Daniels, AHS

The “Q”, stupid name
Just like Keep Querque Quirky
Hows about the “Ack”?
—Rich Groot

Tiny brown city
Ranchero del Sandia
Poor public transport
—Julia Mace

Hurricane came by
Ended up here and love it
Wife and son is love
—Justin Hoffman

Marty and his Q
Is it really a big deal?
I mean, uh, really?
—Laz Romankiw, AHS

Neon nights downtown
Luminous, sturdy, outlined
Fragile expressions.
—Leslie Chamberlin

More wack red-light cams
Slam on my brakes to escape
Damn! Rear-ended, great
Shey Mertz, AHS


Not enough caffeine
Satellite is expensive
Not enough money
—Bennigna Rivera

O rock star recharge
Illmatic stat fo sho mannnn
Caffeine fiend, empty
—Josh Gonzales, AHS

Caffeine’s my vaccine
Wake me up from this bad dream
Fuck hugs I need mugs
Shey Mertz, AHS

Yeah Yeah Yeah let’s go!
Can't stop sweating and shaking
Goddamn espresso
—Timothy O'Neil


Mysterious means
Inscrutable and obscure
Wait! Who just said that?
—Dan Otero

Gymnast falls and wins
How is it possible now?
Mystery judges!
—Justin Hoffman

Candles and torches
Around the dark lake waters
Diana's mirror
—Ken Klammer

Stowed in the cockpit,
"Staging Your Death for Dummies."
Earhart's past due book.
—Sue McGilpin, Calif.

Nose in the window
Capturing scents, spying birds
dreaming of hunting
—Michelle Stephens


Difference between
Burquewood and Hollywood?
“You want green or red?”
—Carolina Gomez, AHS

I like Burquewood
But why are there no locals
up "Above the Line"?
—Dan Otero

Friday: Film crew here
Can't park on my street today
What's in it for me?
—Ellen Cline

Scarlet scarfs tacos
at Bandido. I try not
to gawk but still do.
—Gerard Alonzo


Super waitress girl
Uses mind powers to make
foreign guy tip her
—Andrea Greenlee

The power I want
is to have psychic visions
while running naked
—Andrew Fabry

Eating without utensils,
Is what I would like.
—Rich Groot

I don't have a fake
ultimate superpower
I see through windows.
—Madeline Alfero


A life of struggle
Now in a sea of crosses ...
One black rectangle.
—Jim Burris

Four sides are boring
Corners make me snore out loud
I prefer circles
—Bridgette McMahon

Found not in snowflakes,
clouds, or flowers, nature must have
no use for corners.
—Kathryne Lim

You are not tangled
In fact you are very straight
So who named you tangled?
—Sarah Fuller

Oval for a face
Rectangle in his belly
Circle on his butt
—Tina Yara-Nieto, AHS

Stimulus Check

Exxon got billions.
I got a few hundred bucks,
I will use for gas.
—Larry Elmore

Got the check in time
This economy just sucks.
Stop the eviction
—Richard Chong

three ounces of pot
two bottles of Cuervo Gold
—Todd Eddy, Ill.

The stimulus check
Caught up some bills and bought food
No enjoyment there.
—Michelle Stephens

Hoping for a check
Still claimed as a dependent
I didn't get one :(
—Michael Green

Poo Ku

hurry up niblet
jejunum can't stop us now
we need to catch poo
—David Bowes

Mocha and pancakes
An hour later at work
I feel much lighter
—Julia Mace

Spicy beef Taco
Extra hot sauce and some beans
The pain is coming
—Justin Hoffman

"It's not chocolate!"
said disgruntled Lucy Lou,
lesson learned; age two.
—Kelly Rodriguez

Getting sexual pleasure
from crap. WTF?
—Laz Romankiw, AHS

It seems there is a
lack of dignity when death
Occurs ... on the toilet.
—Peter Cornelius

Poo, It comes from butts
Big Logger, Bowl Winder, Turd
Just to name a few.
—Phill Harmon

The zookeeper's prank.
Bagged elephant poo smolders
on the porch. Ding dong.
—Sue McGilpin, Calif.

I wend to buy food
for my cat, but he is dumb.
He'd rather eat poop.
—Graciela Castillo, HHS


Only sport missing:
Synchronized hot tub diving.
Maybe in four years?
—Bridgette McMahon, Jen Cooke and Jeremy LaCasse

She sends an e-mail
"The caner monster took him ..."
I note the spelling
—Brooke Grant

Emoticons are
funny symbols that mean stuff
Go look this one up: m/(>_<)m/
—Dan Otero

The new boss is here.
And he travels light: no horse,
No experience
—Lynn Kaczor

Pillow words sound soft
I push her head down until
I hear her no more
—Michael Manalo

Condi Rice condemns
Putin for an invasion
of a small country.
—Richard Wolfson

Brown paper leaflet
Shouting words propaganda
Shut up you morons
—Kristin Leve