The Year of Living Haiku-ly

For New Years 2015, I made a resolution to write a haiku each day for the New Year. What follows are those haikus, in the original daily order. Some of the subject matter features the traditional haiku theme of nature. Most entries are specific to the topics of the day, my current state of mind, as well as the beginning of the Presidential campaigns. Some may make no sense at all! These originally appeared at Wordpress.


January

01.01.2015

two thousand fifteen

my new year’s resolution…

a daily haiku

01.02.2015

the purging begins-

old clothes, leftovers in fridge,

email addresses.

01.03.2015

an earlier scheme –

re-discovered rooftop plan

long ago loft life.

long before the current gentrification downtown,

we dreamed of gardens, not castles, in the sky.

01.04.2015

picked up, yesterday

the latest Murakami.

returned today, read.

01.05.2015

two boys roughhousing,

there was an altercation…

Junoh broke my nose!

01.06.2015

“plop-plop, fizz-fizz”…oh!

what a relief it is, to have

olde-tyme remedy.

01.07.2015

on the seventh day

enough frustration to scream

chairish the medic!

01.08.2015

Thursday… finally,

back to my weekly routine.

Ivy at the shore.

01.09.2015

mankind’s giant leap:

one step forward, 2 steps back

the law of motion

01.10.2015

it’s cooler again.

after the mini-heatwave,

unexpected rain!

01.11.2015

the Globes or Downton?

technology can’t help here…

nothing to ‘program’!


[win-win TV]

not a real problem:

living in red carpet land,

it’s on here pre-prime!

01.12.2015

fog turns to sunshine,

it’s a new day, a new week;

slow down, smell the rose.

01.14.2015

they call it hump day-

peak reached, all downhill from here.

it’s only wednesday!

01.15.2015

snubs and surprises!

no surprise: rambling speeches

oscar telecrassed.

01.16.2015

examination…

“the doctor” will see you now.

(perfectly legal)

01.17.2015

MLK weekend!!!

another excuse for SALES

“opportunity”

01.18.2015

it’s Thesaurus Day!

words like: Bemused & Nonplussed;

look before you speak.

01.19.2015

M L iKea –

picture frames only purchase,

…soft serve at check-out!

the bonus round

she’s hot in Cleveland:

Betty White is 93!

puts us all to shame.


Happy FLOTUS too.

celebratory DC

must be a bummer!

01.20.2015

State of the Union:

red states or blue; black and white…

far from united.

01.21.2015

respite despite guilt

in hot water, underground…

onsen afternoon.

01.22.2015

white glove concierge?

I don’t live in that district.

trash bins on Thursdays…

01.23.2015

Davos Switzerland…

all the wealth, power, and greed!

uphill avalanche.

01.24.2015

Edgar Froese is dead.

many nights playing vinyl…

Tangerine dayDream

01.25.2015

leftie’s win in Greece.

austerity vs. humanity…

inequality.

01.26.2015

that voice in my head,

thinking of him more as a

collaborator!

01.27.2015

mindless consumer:

I try hard not to be one.

(turns off the TV)

01.28.2015

I’m drawing a blank

o r i g i n a l i t y… hard!

go ahead, try it!

01.30.2015

unexpected rain!

and thunder… startled us all.

had just washed the car.

01.31.2015

second bonus round!

the 29th… the 13th.

somehow they were missed.

February

02.01.2015

national pastime:

meatheads with deflated balls…

T&A @ half.

02.02.2015

a sign of our times:

superbowl throngs need warning –

“Leave your drone at home!”

02.03.2015

DMV — long lines…

5 hours, 2 errors, no lunch;

forgot to say cheese.

02.04.2015

“free-range parenting”

I had that, just didn’t know…

“be home before dark!”

02.05.2015

high five…! gimme five!

sorry, dude, I don’t do that.

it’s my upbringing.

02.06.2015

seventy-two years,

still trying to get things right.

where are those crib notes?

left/right/wrong

02.07.2015

my new year resolve:

just cut out the middle, man!

maybe walk it off?

02.08.2015

Grammy’s are in town…

music ‘industry’ bores me.

Abbey/Grantchester.

02.09.2015

start of a new week…

to-do list does not include

procrastination!

02.10.2015

god bless media…

grandstanding, self-cast newscast.

smile. wink. look relaxed.

02.11.3015

immorality.

life and death, down to a T

immortality.

02.12.2015

out-of-town guest here.

people to see, things to do…

no time to write words!

02.13.2015

Golly! Hollyhock

lines snaking through the pine trees

all to catch a glimpse.

02.14.2015

at ev’ry corner –

flowers, stuffed bears; red, red, red!

St. Valentines Day

02.15.2015

my daily haiku:

at times it’s so burdensome.

others… obvious.

02.16.2015

50 shades of grey;

yeezy fashions runway show;

box-office is gross.

02.17.2016

Junoh’s new diet:

venison and potato.

seems to be working

02.18.2015

start over from scratch.

change is good, saving is bad…

a new apple to bite!

02.19.2015

Twitterverse landscape,

more prolific than profound.

bluebird… happiness?

02.20.2015

nothing but neutral-

cool, warm, stone, dove… and dingy!

many shades of grey

02.21.2015

uptight, outta sight

little Stevie had it right.

everything’s all right!

02.22.2015

golden statuette.

statuesque statuary.

welcome: red carpet.

02.23.2015

2 thoughts on last night:

acceptance speeches –

out-of-control; M. Keaton,

new Jack Nicholson?

02.24.2015

donor conference;

swag bag; celebrity brand;

1 % gone mad.

02.25.2015

Jack Webb, Doris Day

on Hollywood Boulevard;

face-off of dead stars.

02.26.2015

art is in the eye

of the artist,the maker,

not the be holdin’.

02.27.2015

images remain…

under-armour in K-town,

his dog-tag tattoo.

02.28.2015

I.

republicanworld:

since Dwight D, they’ve lost their way.

old, white and greedy.

II.

GOP dogma-

sign pledges and litmus tests;

“us” before U S.

March

03.01.2015

wrapping up the week…

DC diss-function, more “dress”

the Sunday ‘funnies’

03.02.2015

regrets? I’ve had a few,

number one… and number two…

it goes on, and on.

03.03.2015

crowded parking lot.

ladies who lunch; men who don’t.

alkaline waters.

03.04.2015

it boggles the mind:

rude, foul, man-spreadin’ low lifes

take the A(hole) train!

03.05.2015

living in a grid,

is that OCD I see?

more than stars aligned!

03.06.2015

Metro rail outlets-

most are charging their cellphones.

“girls” be doin’ curls!

03.07.2015

supermarket sacks-

perfect vessels for old news.

sixties recycling.

03.08.2015

Daylight Savings Time:

no watches, only 3 clocks.

Apple does the rest.

03.09.2015

exercise your right! / exorcise the right!

democracy in action!

tweet the President!

03.10.2015

anti-aging watch?

icons replace liver spots…

an apple an hour?

03.11.2015

obsessive OHmage :

studioh, frommagioh,

and of course… junoh!

why oh why did I?

03.12.2015

spring olfactory-

tuberose inside, and… out?

night-blooming jasmine.

03.13.2015

he’s wearing a cross,

must mean he’s got religion.

what’s the antidote?

03.14.2015

global warming here.

middle of march, it’s ninety plus.

could use snow runoff

03.15.2015

President in town…

marathon closures abound.

Stayin’ off the streets!

03.16.2015

haiku poetry,

synchopated therapy;

5-seven-and five

03.17.2015

at today’s prices,

anything in your wardrobe…

wearin’ of the green!

03.18.2015

STOMPS! and SHOUTS! above

fumes… the gardener’s blowers!

you call this living?

03.19.2015

it is what it is;

family… environment.

you are what you are.

03.20.2015

time for March madness-

OFA; Fukuzaki.

Cin’ti memories.

03.21.2015

since El Caminos…

preference for 2-seat cars.

Personal Cocoons.

03.22.2015

depression sets in,

it’s like clockwork — grey, cool gloom;

sherrick davis days.

03.23.2015

seems every day

new squares to put a peg in.

‘spornosexual’?

03.24.2015

serif; sans serif?

don’t care if I can’t have my

helvetica neue!

03.25.2015

he wore high-draped pants,

the stripes were really yellow.

jazz — out of fashion.

03.26.2015

I don’t remember-

in my life- nation not in

perpetual war.

03.27.2015

there’s no inflection:

O-sa-ka; Ya-ma-no-te

each syllable same.

03.28.2015

burgers ‘n fixin’s

with two good friends, al fresco…

saturday night live.

03.29.2015

senior citizen,

immature maturity…

WAY too young at heart.

03.30.2015

news… commentary…

reruns ad infinitum.

creature of habit.

03.31.2015

bring the curtain down,

theater of the absurd.

Indiana fail!

April

04.01.2015

it’s Limerick Wednesday, fools!

There once was a governor named Pence,

Who decided to sit on the fence;

couldn’t say yes,

couldn’t say no…

now his bill has been kicked full of dents.

04.02.2015

wherever you look –

black or white; sunni, shia…

peace impediments.

04.03.2015

handprints. wet cement.

sidewalk crazies and tourists.

no longer Grauman’s.

04.04.2015

Pink Floyd turns blood red –

solar eclipse of the moon.

briefest this century.

04.05.2015

Teslas in LA –

ubiquitous as Prius.

my early Insight.

04.06.2015

add strings to the mix?

jazz singers… choral background?

the nelson riddle

04.07.2015

life is all hit-or-

miss congeniality.

smiles notwithstanding

04.08.2015

net neutrality:

privacy, spam, cookies… hack.

no plus, too minus.

04.09.2015

maligned and unsigned:

cool under pressure; veto pen poised.

POTUS operandi

04.10.2015

on Islamic extremism-

not doing their share:

the Muslim community.

Denounce and Disdain.

04.11.2015

highlights… looking back:

flew Concorde, Coconut Grove.

no chance for reprise.

04.12.2015

venerating guns…

N R A; R O T C

shoot! shitty bang bang.

04.13.2015

wandering minstrel,

peripatetic flaneur.

(whistle while I walk)

04.14.2015

roses are red-ish…

violets can be blue-ish.

try something new-ish!

04.15.2015

Griffith Park puma –

he just wants to fit right in.

ol’ P-22!

the bonus round

back in the eighties…

a draft to go with that drought?

no water, water… nowhere

04.16.2015

the United States are…

and then along came Lincoln;

the United States is.

04.17.2015

grey, not black and white;

a little this — some of that…

life in the abstract.

04.18.2015

yesterday/today:

news reader to botox shill.

Deborah Norville.

04.19.2015

a daily haiku?

you won’t find it anywhere else…

sui generis!

04.20.2015

it’s no longer ‘weed’

lawmakers, states evolving.

happy 4.20!

04.21.2015

hell! purgatory!

heaven… (which we all hope for!)

afterlife icons.

04.22.2015

ART at the center.

conserve, preserve; it’s OUR serve!

celebrate Earth Day.

04.23.2015

sourdough center ring,

wry rye, chaffing elephants.

bread & circuses.

04.24.2015

upon death… virgins;

40 acres and a mule.

faulty promises.

04.25.2015

upstaging the K’s!

transition decathalon.

pronouns TBD.

04.26.2015

truth by the ‘bucket’ –

pounds of flesh, in penguin suits!

white house drecking crew.

04.27.2015

half way ’round the world

reverberations noticed;

our big one is yet.

04.28.2015

Hot l Baltimore

street thugs cross the thin blue line.

shades of Freddie Gray

04.29.2015

Japan state gohan,

Abe and Abe, DC sights.

chelwy brossom time.

04.30.2015

St. Peter In Chains

religion’s mixed metaphors.

pain and salvation.

May

05.01.2015

big Vegas event-

PacqMan vs. Mayweather.

may best man(ny) win.

05.02.2015

aluminum?… or,

British pronunciation:

aluminium.

05.03.2015

Clink the julep cups.

Weir wearin’ o the roses.

Amer’can Fair-oh!

05.04.2015

boredom, rinse, repeat…

the art of living alone

singularity

05.05.2015

North of the border…

excuse for margaritas.

Cinco de May-oh!

a fashionable bonus round

Look! strutting peacocks

“through the looking glass” …laughing.

the Met Gala-ry

05.06.2015

this gay marriage thing…

my cause for ambivalence?

lack of engagement.

05.07.2015

forget disco… tap…

ballet… DWTS.

doing the RAINdance!

05.08.2015

St. Serra… Sancerre

share a bottle honoring

canonization.

05.09.2015

civil war 3-way-

Abe, Joshua and God Speed.

biblical marriage.

05.10.2015

discover new books…

agonizing ecstasy.

some good, mostly poor.

05.11.2015

I’m a Garfunkle,

creature of habit… patterns.

time to shake it up !

05.12.2015

one hundred seventy-nine…

dollars — in millions — that is!

Pablo’s cubistas.

05.13.2015

1.

zero Pinterest,

Face it, still writing the Book…

Linkd out, Yik Yak — yuck!

2.

not on Instagram,

tweet @frommagioh, tho!

anti-social net.

05.14.2015

lost my religion…

christian hypocrisy to blame?

seems to be widespread.

05.15.2015

Perrier-Jouet;

keffiyehs flung on flagstone.

Camp David hot tub.

05.16.2015

hit me with a stick –

get my attention some way;

haunt my memory.

05.17.2015

i, you, he, she, we

god is within each of us

afghan poetry

05.18.2015

ad men finagle

poll tests, public opinion…

mad men finale.

05.19.2015

audience in shock!

more than Laura Palmer dead.

shoot-out at Twin Peaks.

05.20.2015

dancing with the stars:

handicapping the winner…

rumer has it, though.

05.21.2015

twitter: @POTUS

name stays with oval office?

#asking for a friend

05.22.2015

re-writing history.

intel, bad. 43, worse.

Yeb hasn’t a chance.

05.23.2015

enlightenment, not

silent torch song trilogies

illuminati

05.24.2015

faith and begorrah!

catholics can’t be happy.

Irish ayes, smiling!

05.25.2015

remember bunting?

used to be ‘Decoration’ –

Memorial Day!

05.26.2015

have tennis elbow!

don’t even play; how could I

get tennis elbow?


not tennis elbow!

insidious spider bite.

spiders play havoc.

05.27.2015

I.

Vermont common sense,

roadblock to ‘coronation’ ?

Bernie tosses hat!

II.

policy heavy…

(shout out to Ben & Jerry)

Bernie means business.

05.28.2015

it’s getting crowded!

Santorum joins the clown car.

(may need a lube job) 😗

05.29.2015

just what is meant by

“partial zero emission” ?

zero is zero!

05.30.2015

answers, with a smile.

“rather be happy than right”

Mr. Know-it-all

05.31.2015

we’re an evil lot –

newsreels of Korean war.

conflicted “conflict”

June

06.01.2015

a ‘spike’ in fashion…

observed on the links Sunday:

golfing in flip flops!

06.02.2015

give Bernie his due:

financial transaction tax.

could cure many ills.

06.03.2015

‘keeping up’ requires

an Olympian resolve;

Caitlyn… with a C.

06.04.2015

problems with the ‘pitch’…

an overactive Blatter.

futbol fiasco!

06.05.2015

Lady sings the blues…

and a strange tune ’bout strange fruit.

Billy Holiday

06.06.2015

word: dereliction –

duties, old structures… people.

fascinating word.

06.07.2015

on the court, racetrack –

records set: the triple crown…

Serena slams grand!

06.08.2015

2 brunch haiku:

1.

what goes with breakfast?

coffee or tea? hot or iced?

avocado toast.

2.

at table next door?

each sentence ends in question?

survey says: yes, no? (forgotten earbuds!)

06.09.2015

one year and 6 months!

clown car — full-speed overdrive.

campaign burnout… Hell-p!!!

06.10.2015

Dad’s Cavs, in playoffs!

never saw King James version.

shout outs from on high.

06.11.2015

hunters, gatherers…

paleoconservatism.

remove head from sand.

06.12.2015

fast track — frick and frack.

some say yes… others say no.

which way will it end?

06.13.2015

gypsies, tramps, and thieves –

on Hollywood Boulevard.

‘train’ accessible!

06.14.2015

grey skies turn to blue;

union jacks and rainbow flags.

trooping the colors.

06.15.2015

your daddy is rich-

and your ma is good looking.

hush little baby.

06.16.2015

life in the slow lane –

iconic and out-of-date:

my car and my phone!

06.17.2015

clown car needs a tow;

GOP road trip gone wild…

the Donald… the joke.

06.18.2015

“There’s no smoking gun”

“pecuniary interest”

the gaudy Gowdy.

06.19.2015

Obama, Clinton –

we may be dry, not dried out.

slow jammin’ traffic!

06.20.2015

haiku audience:

intended for intellects,

not unwashed masses.

06.21.2015

big draughting table;

typewriters, fold into desks…

my Father’s office.

06.22.2015

the anniversary haiku-

never would have worked…

impossible to live with;

unrequited love.

06.23.2015

Neocon-fedup:

stars, stripes… of a different stripe

cause conflagration.

06.24.2015

haiku poetry –

no rhymes, but many reasons;

…arbitrary thoughts.

06.25.2015

interpretive jiggery-pokery

Obamacare stays!

Scalia goes off the rails.

“pure applesauce” coined.

06.26.2015

one man, one woman…

joined in whole matrimony

by one and the same!

06.27.2015

there’s no prescription –

v a l e t u d i n a r i a n.

I’m incurable!

06.28.2015

learning new habits –

walk more, eat less, make a friend.

daily regimen.

06.29.2015

Woody, Matthew missed…

reviews indicate new show

Truly Defective.

06.30.2015

it’s now such a thing:

t r a n s g e n d e r a l i z a t i o n.

PEOPLE! get a grip.

July

07.01.2015

drachma dramatics-

Euro rule ruse rues the day;

the Greek Tragedy.

07.02.2015

as seen on TV:

solar panel road surface.

brilliant idea. (*warnings included)

read about it

07.03.2015

no matter genre,

music… musique… or muzak!

it’s the mix that counts.

07.04.2015

red, white, blue… stars, stripes…

don’t ‘Con’ us; wave Old Glory.

go forth this July!

“Deconstructed Flag #2 (Out of Order)”

Brian Kenny

07.05.2015

sleepless, fitful night…

rockets red blare, burst’in ear;

I’m pleading the fifth!

07.06.2015

just what is the goal?

avenge the last heartbreak loss…

we win, go to ni!

07.07.2015

when ‘there’s nothing on…’

instead of watching nothing,

turn the tv off.

07.08.2015

stealing from hydrants?

H2O — by the magnum.

blue blood is thicker.

07.09.2015

Reince tries the rein in…

“tone it down on the latins”

trump mouth, inert foot.

07.10.2015

Infrastructure, shot.

sinkholes, water pipes bursting…

wasting drought water.

07.11.2015

optimistic dream…

noisy neighbors kill the spell.

love, interrupted.

07.12.2015

debt restructuring:

she said, he said… (she, louder)

Merkel forgets past.

07.13.2015

60’s, growing up,

never grateful for the dead.

a ‘lectronic head.

07.14.2015

racism wrote large…

2 volumes, speaking volumes.

Killing a mocking bird.

07.15.2015

no “bomb, bomb, Iran”

war hawks go apoplectic.

no, no bomb: Iran!

07.16.2015

Pluto and Sharon…

downgraded, not forgotten;

the hot new couple.

07.17.2015

clown car fills up fast;

rumble seat is all that’s left!

07.18.2015

regarding Apple –

my attitude has faded…

like window decal.

07.19.2015

cars, trucks, boats, planes, drones –

involved in freeway stand-off.

fire: breaking (bad) news!

07.20.2015

dry in the subway…

hydroplane to Trader Joe’s;

slippery sidewalks

07.21.2015

D’s and R’s alike:

“Donald, do us a favor”

Independent run!

07.22.2015

Japanese “privates,”

BBC curse words — pixeled.

futile censorship.

07.23.2015

at the Pantages:

come and meet those dancing feet…

(don’t trip on the stars!)

07.24.2015

gun headlines again;

sanity sorely lacking…

cool heads must prevail.


“If you look at the number of Americans killed
since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100.
If you look at the number that have been killed
by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

-Barack Obama

07.25.2015

dining by ‘concept’ –

courses served willy-nilly.

Rue’d & imProper.

07.26.2015

at our darkest hour…

from undisclosed location.

too tired to care.

07.27.2015

derangement syndrome:

for holocaustic remark.

no ❤️ huckabee.

07.28.2015

elephants… donkeys;

political animals.

( none of the aboves )

07.29.2015

What Pet Should I Get?

I’ve always gone to the dogs.

…the posthumous Seuss.

07.30.2015

appalling trophy –

dentist: stick to pulling teeth!

Cecil the Lion.

07.31.2015

Invitation to the Dunce!

whirling dervishes…

republican fandango.

farrago go-go.

August

08.01.2015

the first of August…

a new month, a new haiku.

this one, just for you!

08.02.2015

men don’t make passes –

but, gals who wear BIG glasses!

Iris Apfel style.

08.03.2015

Cassatt’s Penn Station:

“where once we entered as kings,

we exit like rats.”

-Vincent Scully

08.04.2015

this morning, the term

“hauling oneself out of bed”

rang with clarity.

08.05.2015

focus is nature

in traditional haiku.

mine includes human

08.06.2015

a preliminary trilogy:

the ‘debate’ stage? full…

hot air! exhaust fumes! fireworks?

nothing substantial.


round 1 in Cleveland…

some out before they got in!

the kiddies table.


don’t get fox channel;

will catch it all second-hand –

profuse punditry.

08.07.2015

I was a toddler

nuclear… never again!

Hiroshima bomb.

08.08.2015

for some in Congress

the answer to everything:

Annie, get your gun!

08.09.2015

PDA x 2

digital assistance, or…

kissing in public?

08.10.2015

it’s all excuses…

until someone comes along.

there is no excuse.

08.11.2015

2 trains to Berntown!

be a part of history,

with 28K.

08.12.2015

have no bread for toast;

I’ll have an awful waffle

with my morning roast.

08.13.2015

beyond Watts riots,

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.

Assimilation.

08.14.2015

the backyard is brown,

watering is restricted…

another heat wave!

08.15.2015

too hot for haiku…

(politicians, news, weather)

taking the day off.

08.17.2015

a little cooler…

Mother Nature the ruler.

can’t really fool her.

08.18.2015

on crossing legs:

women: knee to knee.

for men, ankle to ankle;

ankle on knee most.

08.19.2015

The woman behind

General Washington’s “man” –

Deborah Sampson.

08.20.2015

Hollywood selfies –

downside of life with tourists.

sidewalks get selfish!

08.21.2015

“Will Work For Peanuts”

the last southern gentle man;

he’s Jimmy Carter.

08.22.2015

Iran inspections?

i m p e r f e c t j o u r n a l i s m …

fetal tissue sales?

08.23.2015

both dem and repub

establishmentarians;

aghast by events.

08.24.2015

stock market plunges…

china, wall street investors.

steady wins the race.

08.25.2015

summer art project:

the balls of MacArthur Park

join old rusted floats.

08.26.2015

refugees fleeing –

Syria to Serbia.

ironies of war.

08.27.2015

Palmyran ruins.

blindsided by caliphate.

UNESCO be damned.

08.28.2015

I hitched my wagon

to a star …it was fading.

regrets ever since.

08.29.2015

“What else can one do

except grow old gracefully?”

(quote from James Merrill)

08.30.2015

my head is spinning…

such off-balance dizziness!

vertigo descends.

September

09.01.2015

I.

as the poem goes –

“thirty days hath September”

yesterday’s makeup.

II.

life’s only a game,

some win, lose; just play along…

there won’t be a quiz.

09.02.2015

thrice-wed Kimmoral

withholds marriages claiming

God’s authority!

09.03.2015

Refugee crisis:

mass migration becoming

European Fall.

09.04.2015

gonna work hard at

taking a break from leisure;

Labor Day weekend

09.05.2015

robots assist us?

or machines replace workers?

Loving Grace question.

09.06.2015

seating Hall of Fame:

B & B ‘Coronado’ –

entry for sofas.

09.07.2015

these daily haikus…

sometimes it’s grasping at straws /spontaneous wordsmithing

real Labor of love.

09.08.2015

took an IQ test…

just how much is lucky guess?

score was Genius!

09.09.2015

enjoying my dreams –

with each new day a promise:

vita nuova

09.10.2015

shut down government!

rally the troops, this is WAR!

sound bite politics.

09.11.2015

scorched earth policy:

‘trump’ling fellow candidates.

the least man standing.

09.12.2015

Bernie Sanders? no…

he’s a socialist, too left:

Jeremy Corbyn

just one of the bros.

09.13.2015

selective gospel;

cherry-picking the good book…

it’s for you AND me!

09.14.2015

listen to Sarah!

living in A m e r i c a ?

speak American.

09.15.2015

harsh criticism;

credit where credit is due…

faint praise for the pols.

09.16.2015

dancing with the stars?

oh! we’ve come a long way from

dancing with Astaire!

09.17.2015

inane interviews:

fire victims lose everything.

“how do you feel, sir?”

09.18.2015

do what pleases you.

work, think hard; play harder; laugh!

Life: ultimate lark.

09.19.2015

the Norma Desmond effect:

‘small screen’ awards show:

never as watchable as

Oscar telecast.

09.20.2015

be it heaven or…

I shall burn in Hollywood.

(from there, who knows where?)

09.21.2015

pared down to the core,

thoughts stripped of nonessential.

white space of haiku

09.22.2015

Pope-a-palooza!

don’t make it a looza, add

John Philip Sousa.

09.23.2015

inequality?

r e v o l u t i o n a r y war!

inevitable?

09.24.2015

act your age? never!

practicing the fine art of

elder buoyancy.

09.25.2015

running with the bulls;

public mass hysteria…

the hodge-podge Hajj-purge.

09.26.2015

state dinner for Xi –

between bread and circuses,

no feng shui, no chi.

09.27.2015

today’s highku:

choose the correct strain –

indica or sativa;

sweet dreams or speed memes.

09.28.2015

media frenzy:

pope is gone, clown car remains –

pundits salivate!

09.29.2015

kingdom disrupted!

emperor sleeps with no clothes…

making chase futile.

09.30.2015

seemingly surreal;

lists, recitations, repeat…

idiots savant.

October

10.01.2015

Kim Davis, stay strong?

prince of peace: secret confab.

“do unto others…”

NOPE!

10.02.2015

another shooting!

nuts with guns vs. gun nuts;

will it ever end?

10.03.2015

Coca Cola makes

3500 items;

one-a-day, nine years!

10.04.2015

Terrorists or Guns?

follow the focus, find it’s

d i s p r o p o r t i o n a t e !

10.05.2015

scientific chart?

the periodic tables.

baffling… period.

10.06.2015

cleaning up their act;

fines, penalties, “dirty laundry” –

BP settlement.

10.07.2015

I try not to be

leader of the pack… hold back;

lead foot took over!

10.08.2015

seem to put my eggs

(scrambled, not sunny-side up)

in the wrong baskets.

10.09.2015

should be a cake walk;

swap old phone for new icing.

CUSStomer service!

10.10.2015

spoken dictation!

fill in the blanks, verbally.

haiku on the run.

10.11.2015

an Apple a day,

(trip to genius bar, that is…)

logic board was bored!

10.12.2015

starting the new week –

gives opening monologue.

facing a tough crowd!

10.13.2015

Nobel prize winners –

in many categories.

all are dynamite!

10.14.2015

a note on debate moderation:

respect is not shown –

offering condescension:

with all due respect!

10.15.2015

make human kindness

humankind necessity;

one-of-a-kind-ness.

10.16.2015

Trans Pacific deal:

O thumbing nose at China,

& some liberals.

10.17.2015

to house one inmate:

33 thousand a year!

our social failure.

10.18.2015

conjuring London:

cool, misty morning.

crossing Lexington is like

a trip to Neal’s Yard!

10.19.2015

found haiku

10.20.2015

just as I came ’round…

jellyfish is the new fox,

or so I’ve been told.

10.21.2015

gig economy;

putting food on the table.

about gigabites?

10.22.2015

House “freedom” caucus –

freedom just another word

for intransigence!

10.23.2015

back to the future?

‘that’ future is here; I’ll go

blastin’ to the past!

10.24.2015

Presidential brushoff

the joke of the week!

underwhelming overreach.

Benghazi, been done.

10.25.2016

tell me why an app,

“Find My Phone” is ON my phone?

Siri, aren’t you lost?

10.26.2015

cash, check, debit or –

Apple Pay? it all comes from

same dwindling account!

10.27.2015

fond of found haiku –

hearing is second nature;

sometimes as soundwaves.

10.28.2015

the royal 3-way –

Kate, Prince William… and Harry.

modern family!

10.29.2015

it doesn’t matter…

eenie, meeney, miney — mo?

these candidates blow.

10.30.2015

goblins AND drag queens

e n t h u s i a s t i c a l l y

embrace Halloween.

10.31.2015

not fair! just as I’m

beginning to see the light;

time to fall backward.

November

11.01.2015

80 years bored-down.

funny money, Boardwalk, jail!

Monopoly board.

11.02.2015

so… it’s in the cards.

downtownkiosk on Etsy

blatant self promo.

11.03.2015

a haiku for low energy — (look for the obit haiku, coming soon)

Jeb!CanFixIt… yeah!

we know how he fixes stuff:

hanging chads anyone?

11.04.2015

how to get purple

from sea of red, bits of blue?

Ohio crayons.

11.05.2015

a spot of bother;

cheers! brilliant! …all that.

it’s the English way.

11.06.2015

taking thanks giving

at its most basic meaning;

gratitude offered.

11.07.2015

El niño coming –

weather service promising

wet and wild winter!

11.08.2015

bumper-to-bumper

daily, monday through sunday;

Los Feliz Freeway!

11.09.2015

I’m off to Ikea…

don’t really need anything.

Monday — cheap breakfast!

11.10.2015

poli-correctness

takes on your morning habit:

‘pagan’ Starbucks cups.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
 Snowflakes on crimson and schnitzel with noodles
 Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
 These are what Christians are fighting for now

11.11.2015

veteran support:

GOP candidates give

inadequate lip.

11.12.2015

too many turkeys

for Presidential pardon

roaming DC halls!

11.13.2015

Friday the 13th,

superstition and bad luck;

haiku can’t protect.

11.14.2015

here we go, again…

God nor Allah are amused.

je suis Paris.

11.15.2015

…hit those malls with fists of dollars, tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

“black Friday” has morphed

from day — to week — to month-long

Christmas consumption.

11.16.2015

I have nothing to say…

wind’s taken my breath away.

my kaze haiku.

11.17.2015

the morning headlines,

more attacks, more posturing.

“…yearning to breathe free.”

11.18.2015

#JeSuisChien –

meanwhile the real dogs go free.

Allah! neuter them!

11.19.2015

hey! huddled masses…

give me your tired, your poor

[ but only Christians! ]

‘zealous xenophobia’

11.20.2015

accidental pol:

“gifted hands” become loose lips…

brainwaves not engaged.

11.21.2015

plop, plop, fizz, fizz…

sneezing, runny nose…

eyes watering, hacking cough.

it’s miserable!

11.22.2015

from The New Yorker:

just got wind of Earth and Fire.

Erowid website.

11.23.2015

living life by rote;

skimming on auto-pilot.

creature of habit.

11.24.2015

turkey day coming,

cancel football… eye NATO.

Putin on the fritz.

11.25.2015

cast your caliphate

to the winds, thanks to blowhards

from Bush 43.

11.26.2015

3D printing solves

human disability

flexibilities.

11.27.2015

when did ‘Black Friday’

become a “thing” — overtaking

spirit of Christmas?

11.28.2015

end of November;

days dwindling… a precious few

before end of year.

11.29.2015

reading preference,

prone more to prose. poetry?

haiku vs. rhymes.

11.30.2015

cyber Monday… sighs!

online deals, returns guaranteed,

if you don’t know size.

December

12.01.2015

Paris style climate:

red ribbons and black armbands.

emissions mission.

12.02.2015

sightseeing DTLA on a sunny morning

14,000 steps,

according to my dashboard.

and 20 flights climbed.

12.03.2015

boyfriend. companion.

roommate. partner. husband. pal

none of the above.

12.04.2015

the countdown begins:

pipers piping, lords leaping!

12 Days of Christmas.

12.05.2015

[at Birch]

cinnamon, mezcal,

grapefruit, cynar, and egg white.

cocktail #6

12.06.2015

San Berdo latest;

this Vox story says it all.

something must be done!

12.07.2015

December 7th,

seems no longer an infamy

with what’s going on.

12.08.2015

rhetoric from Trump?

which poses the greater risk?

radical Islam?

12.09.2015

how I deal with things?

put off ’til the cows come home…

procrastination.

12.10.2015

“missing white voters”

+ a nudge from Trump =

x e n o p h o b i a !

12.11.2015

Person of the Year:

according to Time? Merkel.

Greeks don’t have a say.

12.12.2015

climate deniers

going against rising tides.

icebergs have no tip.

12.13.2015

Saudi Prince: dopey?

Trump calls Roberts disgraceful…

pot calling kettle!

12.14.2015

I.

to be naughty… or nice!

streets not paved with gold?

II.

decided naughty.

“there is no fucking heaven”

but I’m nice — (and clean.)

12.15.2015

that she blows, yon wind.

palm fronds, trash cans, Christmas balls.

trumps current windbag.

12.16.2015

news from overseas –

one line, misinterpreted…

aging, not travel.

12.17.2015

poinsettia tree

blooming in my front window

tells me it’s Christmas.

12.18.2015

attractions, coming:

converting slideshows…

taking stock of old photos.

my YouTube channel!

12.19.2015

had your first lesson…

(listen to Etta, Coleman)

in learning the blues.

12.20.2015

’tis the season for

homemade chicken soup, boots, and

warm woolen mittens!

12.21.2015

here’s an OMG!

it’s Oceans Melting Greenland…

and it’s real, Marco.

read all about it!

12.22.2015

schlonged? Donald’s new low.

frat boy humor has no place;

campaign has lost it.

12.23.2015

as the days wind down,

haiku becomes difficult.

dearth of worthwhile thoughts!

12.24.2015

last minute shopping.

glory, in excessive deals!

spirit of frenzy.

12.25.2015

this morning, a plethora of presents!

I.

Santa let me down!

all I wanted for Christmas?

a big fat squirrel.

II.

East Coast has heatwave;

LA dreams of wet Christmas.

no ‘denying’ change.

III.

my humbug haiku:

Lords lept, Maids milked, Pipers piped…

and the Partridge died.

12.26.2015

it’s called Boxing Day

in England, where it began.

time to catch our breath.

12.27.2015

it starts with one word;

then add seven syllables…

reconcilable!

12.28.2015

Variety speaks:

setting box office records,

The Cash awakens.

12.29.2015

dietary news:

no longer ‘fads’ but products…

gluten-free glutton.

12.30.2015

worshipping music…

electronic religion.

Crystal Methodists?

12.31.2015

2 resolutions:

switch from haiku to soundbytes;

and feed the kitty.