Snake Oil for SSSSSale

Haiku #15

Lon Shapiro
Oct 8 · 1 min read
Digital Illustration by Lon Shapiro, composing photos by Anthony Ginsbrook, Sharon McCutcheon and Muzammil Soorma on Unsplash

Hot coffee at dawn
Steaming slithering vapors
The ssssssssscent of money

Blood sweat and prophets
Repetition is my job
Medium likes words

But fans looooooove money
I made ten thousand blah blah
Blah and you can too!

Clap clap clap my crap
Self-fulfilling prophesy
Your hopes enrich me!

PT Barnum smiles
So many suckers each day
Hisssssssssssss dream, my profits


©2019 Lon Shapiro

A collection of haikus you will never find anywhere… enlightenment now/then chop wood and carry water/we have no patience. This is a 100 haiku challenge for me, but others are welcome to add their warped take on this classic form of poetry.

Lon Shapiro

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Father of two amazing men. Peak Performance coach for professional athletes. Ad agency creative director, writer & artist. Tireless research. Author of 5 books.

Haiku U

A collection of haikus you will never find anywhere… enlightenment now/then chop wood and carry water/we have no patience. This is a 100 haiku challenge for me, but others are welcome to add their warped take on this classic form of poetry.

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