Monthly Archives: September 2012

Haiku Rules

Recently a friend suggested that I try writing haiku. I listened to him. Below are my first four attempts. I’ve adopted my own style, of course, but I’ve kept the basic three-line format. In each of these poems, line one contains five syllables, line two has seven, and line three has five. Enjoy!

CUSTOMER SERVICE

I am satisfied
Checking out the cute cashier’s
Express-order smiles

***

HAY FEVER

Congested trees long
For antihistamine winds
To harvest relief

***

INTERNET DATING

We flirt from afar
Urging unattached strangers
To write on our walls

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CHESS MATCH

I’m overthinking
Simple moves a novice makes
Paralyzed with fear

c b snoad
9-12-12

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