Or maybe I should have said “weak, too” because it really does feel like the week’s worth of ‘ku have been on the sorta lame side. I have reasons, excuses, what-have-you, but the bottom line is, sometimes, life is hard and you can’t always do everything.
Bunnies, kittens, and balls. What could be sweeter? Maybe in someone else’s poems…
chocolate bunnies / their happy faces taunt me / to ruin easter
hey ball-throwing boy! / those balls you lost on the roof? / they stay there by choice
to locate a cat / walk to the nearest kitchen / and open a can
Only the one today.
the optimist sees / half- full ice cream bowls and thinks / “now there’s room for more!”
Sad day: no ‘ku.
I was actually quite pleased with the Star Wars tongue twister. Too obscure?
man thinks he’s so smart / peeling bananas stem-first / monkeys know better
the bullied robot / yanked out his batteries when / the called him human
see the sickly sith / the sixth swift sea-sick sith to / sail sith-thick seas
Tuesday was a fairly dark day if I recall correctly.
gainful employment / letting others put a price / on your existence
still you seduce me / your broken spine, your dog ears / your skin foxed with age
the sun and the moon / my body begging for sleep / my brain waking up
Cats again! Youth versus old age! Creepy spiders!
persistence appears / each morning in the shape of / cats howling for food
springtime renewal / for the young; for us old folks / it’s refurbishment
spiders are watching / from invisible outposts / in darkened corners
Any day I can combine haiku with a pun is a good day.
with the facts of life / people talk of birds and bees / which gender is which?
the fallen squirrel / used the power line highways / death came as a shock
when the rains come down / the dream whisperers appear / like headstone rubbings
All over the place again, right? Looks like I’m down four haiku if I still want to reach my month-end goal of 99, provided I can stay on top of things the rest of the month.
I got a few retweets this week, but I also got my first replyku from Sarah Rettger to my April 10th poem about employment.
gainful employment / totally necessary / for paying my bills
Alright, enough of this kufoolery. It’s Poetry Friday and Anastasia has this week’s roundup over at Booktalking. And if you want to catch the twitku as they fall during the week, or care to engage in a conversation entirely in 5-7-5, the Twitter handle is @delzey.