Tenure and Haikus

Here are a could of days Haikus beter formatted and, I think, more interesting.  There are two mini stories embedded in it. I like the “Transvestite Epiphany” and the “Democratic Neighborhood” cycles.  Remember as you read them -brave soul- that they are in reverse order.

week’s classes are done/
Foiled by an early sping break/
No papers to grade/
#haiku about 2 hours ago via web

We will be there, but/
Internet said six o’clock/
Is it 9 or six/

#haiku #tainted about 8 hours ago via txt

dramatic dawn.
Dramatic sunrise/
On this warm sunny morning/
After days of rain/
#haiku http://znl.me/P7Z98I about 9 hours ago via Zannel

But GOP friends/
Claim I’m too thin skinned about/
Racism’s rebirth/
#haiku about 17 hours ago via txt

@fadingad
“Lurid signs of spring”/
The freaky fecundity/
of Mother Nature/
#Haiku about 19 hours ago
via web in reply to fadingad

What would lib’rals do/
Without cheap conservatives/
To blame for hating?/
#haiku about 21 hours ago via txt

What would big-sky West/
Do without the finite East/
To validate space?/
#haiku about 21 hours ago via txt

What would Yankees do/
Without the spread-out Western/
‘Burb-spawns to “tsk-tsk?”/
#haiku about 21 hours ago via txt

What would Dixie do/
Without rich Yankees to hate?/
Start social justice?/
#haiku about 21 hours ago via txt

You’re not counting points.
Can count on me, however.
You are just perfect.
#haiku

Celebrate, they say,/
And do yourself a nice turn/
Work won’t grade itself/
#haiku about 22 hours ago via txt

On my way home on/
The Q39 bus/
What’s for our dinner?
#haiku about 22 hours ago via txt

crabs in a basket/
selfish shellfish are haters/
metaphor of poor/
#haiku http://goo.gl/4joE about 22 hours ago via web

Vampires or zombies/
Meetings greedily suck souls/
From the corpse I’ll be/
#haiku about 23 hours ago via txt

Sediment layers/
Of unwanted glances make/
Hijab attitude/
#haiku 2:20 PM Mar 23rd via txt

RT: @MATTERWILLIGER i gave a fuck once..never got it back…[What’s the redemption value on a 16 OZ Fuck?] 8:00 AM Mar 23rd via OpenBeak

What’s the redemption/
value on a 16 OZ/
Frosty Ice-Cold Fuck?/
#haiku

Messianic faith/
In capitalism’s G_d/
Marks the #GOP/
#haiku 7:31 AM Mar 23rd via txt

1 in 20 men/
See desire’s semiotics/
Honed on teevee/
#haiku 8:17 PM Mar 22nd via txt

Make-up, hair and flair/
Pass him off as a woman/
These “Signs” drive desire/
#haiku 8:11 PM Mar 22nd via txt

When they realize/
How easily fooled they are by/
Symbols of women/
#haiku 8:08 PM Mar 22nd via txt

Six foot transvestite/
Factory worker enjoys/
Men’s shocked awareness/
#haiku 8:06 PM Mar 22nd via txt

20 Minutes Rain/
Waiting for the Q60/
Standing soggy wet/
#haiku 4:53 PM Mar 22nd via txt

Wait fifteen minutes/
Still no busses coming yet/
Q60 foils me/
#haiku 8:51 AM Mar 22nd via txt

spring springs.
Blossoming fruit-trees/
Peek over chain-link fences/
And see summer come/
#haiku http://znl.me/P6DP6G 7:52 AM Mar 22nd

Three A.M. Challenge/
Handball under the streetlights/
Loud drunken misses/
#haiku 6:47 AM Mar 22nd via txt

http://twitpic.com/1a37ab
A shorebird in Queens/
Dies on a sidewalk, hungry,/
Waiting for his end/
#haiku 10:35 PM Mar 21st

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4 responses to “Tenure and Haikus

  1. Thanks for the clue that they were in reverse order…that helped much…enjoyed them…very nice work!

  2. Sediment layers/
    Of unwanted glances make/
    Hijab attitude/
    #haiku

  3. I like this:
    What would Dixie do/
    Without rich Yankees to hate?/
    Start social justice?/

    Though this haiku made me envious:
    week’s classes are done/
    Foiled by an early sping break/
    No papers to grade/

    I wish I had no papers to grade! 🙂 Have an incredible spring break!

    • I wrote a good “haiku cycle” about the corrections bus this morning:

      “Corrections” prison/
      Buses drive to court each day/
      Past my brick building/
      #haiku

      On The B.Q.E./
      That moves cars and trucks past us/
      Inmates sight-see life/
      #haiku

      Homes that can be seen/
      from highways are like castles/
      In small gold-fish-bowls/
      #haiku

      From the “Corrections”/
      Barred, meshed, inmate transport bus,/
      Homes are exotic/
      #haiku
      Daily before 8/

      Rikers* sends tour-buses out/
      To see Western Queens/
      #haiku
      *NYcity jail

      What do the driven/
      Think of unremarkable/
      Streets, seen from jail-bus?/
      #haiku

      Do small homes & hives/
      With terraces, raise regret/
      Or confirm choices?/
      #haiku

      Ere they were inmates/
      What did they dream?/
      What doors were open?/
      Where could they go?/
      A life-time of shit jobs,/
      Or half-assed school?/
      Is there some work/
      With both ingredients:/
      A measure of Dignity/
      & a pinch of Opportunity?/

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