Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tough Wednesday (June 15, 2006)

Demand masonry?
Take your hallow threats elsewhere
Madrid will be mine.


Pulled an all-nighter
before a three hour class
—Civilization


In my morning grog
I hunt for a pop machine.
School of management.


Vault energy drink
seventy-eight grams of sugar?
Bottled heart attack.


Thirty minutes pass
before I realize
I'm not listening.


Very abruptly
puts on her denim jacket...
She must have noticed.


Ten minute break.
I ponder leaving early;
the angel prevails.

4 comments:

Philip said...

Vault energy drink
seventy-eight grams of sugar?
Bottled heart attack.


Thirty minutes pass
before I realize
I'm not listening.


Very abruptly
puts on her denim jacket...
She must have noticed.


Oh man, so good, especially the last one

Anonymous said...

Thirty minutes pass
before I realize
I'm not listening.

Alex, honey, that's 555...maybe 565, but that's stretching it.

Alex Krasny said...

It's 565.

But the 575 rule isn't a rule. It's a guidline. If breaking it will make a stronger haiku than it's acceptable. I write alot of haiku that are one sylable too long or too short. I could change the middle line to "By the time I realize" but I thought it was better this way.

Malone said...

you're right - 575 is rule , it's a LAW. That 'haiku' doesn't count.