Today’s Didactic Haikus

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12/21/12
(Check Back for Revisions [opinions are evolving])
26. Firearms are “manhood”/
In the thin definition/
We accept today/
#haiku

27. Popular culture/
Equates firearms with power*/
In America/
#haiku *manhood

28a. People buy firearms/
To express their potency/
In an unfair world/
#haiku

28b. People buy firearms/
To express their agency/
In an unjust world/
#haiku

29. Ev’ry gun owner/
Shoots at fear or victims, though/
They ‘might’ have antlers/
#haiku

30. Guns are “protection”/
For the unsafe world they make:/
Owners are fearful/
#haiku

31. People with firearms/
Live in a world of targets/
Not people & hope/
#haiku

32. Suburban father/
Rural hunter, or gangster/
Guns make them “matter”/
#haiku

33. Firearms give meaning/
To insecure people’s lives/
More than achievements/
#haiku

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