Shooting Haikus

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Shooting Haikus

1. These shootings are tests/
Rorschach ink-blot projections/
Of our inner thoughts/
#haiku

2. Interpret these deaths/
Through ideological/
Political lens/
#haiku

3. Counter-factual/
Solutions to passed problems/
Is all we offer/
#haiku

4. Obsessing on death/
Like air-brushed celebrity/
We fetishized it/
#haiku

6. Killers want some fame/
“Meaning” that evaded them/
In our modern “life”/
#haiku

7. Spectacular death/
Revenge against all living/
Fights meaninglessness/
#haiku

8. Oversized living/
Broadcast to sell production*/
Overshadows “life”/
#haiku *the famous

9. The G_dless marriage:/
Fame & consumerism/
Belittle our lives/
#haiku

10. These belittled lives/
fight for relevant meaning/
(But some wackos snap)/
#haiku

12. Spectacle shootings/
Attract eyes to TV screens/
Without any “content”/
#haiku

13. Prurient int’rest/
In destruction & murder/
Gets lower angels/
#haiku

14. Our basest thinking/
Revenge, power, victory/
Acted out by guns/
#haiku

15. We can’t look away/
From the horror we create/
By watching TV/
#haiku

16. Satellite trucks come/
Beaming local horror up/
For media wealth/
#haiku

17. Like flies to a corpse/
Media shows tragedy/
Death’s their business plan/
#haiku

18. Expertly made up/
Talking heads perform our grief/
Knowing what’s needed/
#haiku

19. “The Ace in the Hole”/
Profiting off of sadness/
Advances careers/
#haiku

20. We watch ’cause we care/
& their tragedy highlights/
Our lives’ plain goodness/
#haiku

21. Chiaroscuro/
Out of the darkness some light/
On our common lives/
#haiku

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2 responses to “Shooting Haikus

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