Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013 

Feature: All Entries

Animal Crackers: Critters

All entries, unedited

The Raccoon Lie There
Happy His Face Dead On Road
Content To Be Gone
–Jenise Borrasso

Still drunk after last
night’s debauchery, the moth
assaults my windshield.
–Rudy Meixell

Spider in my bath-
tub—you know better than to
camp in arroyos!
–Rudy Meixell

Dog barks at nothing
Senses spirits in the air
They travel on by
–Caedmon Holland

Paws crunch through snow's crust
Nose quivers, testing the wind
Ghost of the tundra
–Julie Hansel

I can eat them all
And they are sweet
But in the wild I would be meat

The hills are alive
with prairie dogs and field mice.
Please don’t catch the plague.
–Jordan Ganz

Road Runners not like
Wiley Coyote cartoons
Sue Acme Products !
–Rochelle Ginsberg

We're at the dog park!
Sniff butt, sniff butt, growl, run, roll
Pee, scratch... now go home.
–Ray Nance

Laying on the ground,
I spot a lizard, eyes closed.
We sleep, side by side.
–Kim Adonna

Cowgirl Apocalypse Haiku #83
Hummingbird weaves through
lemons and bees, stitching fresh
blooms into nectar.
–Denise Claeys

Bobbing in the wake,
turtle takes a breath and floats.
Cruise ship motors on.
–Denise Claeys

who needs these puppies?
we ALL need fuzzy puppies.
OUCH! They are wolf cubs!
–Chris Chapin

took my dog to vet
"I'm really scared for Panzer"
Leg-Humping Syndrome
–Chris Chapin

Pablo was giant
Brown and jowly- easy love 
Off wandering now
–Mandy Woods

My favorite are
The lion and the tiger
Chocolate of course
–Mark Nolan

The fur on my back
Claws and a satisfied purr
Furniture for cats
–Steve Eckert

Big, crumpled spider
Sad, you float in the toilet.
I just peed on you.
–Gwen Miller

The Three haiku of Thanksgiving

Turkeys strut about,
Their plumage autumn splendid;
I read recipes

Turkeys scratch about,
Raking leaves for seeds and bugs;
I arrange the table

Turkeys gobble, and
peck cracked corn by moonlight;
I sharpen my ax
–David Naquin

howling at the moon
coyote professed his love
again and again
–todd eddy

first one sneeze, then two
the cats and dog turn and look
but no gesundheits
–todd eddy

Running and quick stop
Tilt of the head and wide eye
Large plumes speed past me.
–Kristen Sandoval

Long tail smiles with
Innocent eyes all the while
Evil world spins.
–Persha Jones

I was 20 and
shrooming in Jemez before
I believed in gnomes
–albuquerque turkey

night, wolves howl all night
owls awake til the end of night
what's up in starry night
–Jose Hiciano

One eye teddy bear
tasty animal cracker
no good in a pool
–Gabe Montoya

Bears, do not scare me.
Wolves, cause no fear. My horror:
Dog SHIT(!)- in the park.
–Larry Elmore

Medicinal voices,
immigrant beauties return
over pond, and reed.
–Richard Wolfson

lions, tigers, bears
Oh Snap! sorry... it's just rats
and a chinchilla
–Chris Patchett

I went to the zoo,
Saw two fucking kangaroos,
Then wrote a haikoo.
–Kevin WetSpot

Field close by
blocked from view by blocks of houses
Resting honkers' call.
–Ronald Reed

To whack old dobbin
Sets a lot of people off
Gourmet horse-burgers?
–Peter B. Ives

The cat welfare state
Food, shelter, medical care
We gladly pay it
–Peter B. Ives

My sweet tortoiseshell
beautiful blotchy feline
She owns everything
–Mark E. Lujan

While petting my dog,
I began to wonder if
are our dreams the same?

Where do crickets sleep
at night in the cold, cold rain?
My salamander's belly
–Matthew Thompson