Haiku #57

I was trying to post a poem to a forum earlier this morning and the site’s advertising rested above the header (impossible to avoid).  I tried to reconcile its message with the PC world of editorial comments.  Alas, this is the best I can do.

01-23-2016

walking a runway
Victoria’s Secret bares
a bust of color

–Todd Sukany 23 Jan 2016

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Welcome 2016

01-14-2016

In First Grade

the complexities of adult life
manifest themselves
in any assignment.

After a kicker,
worth over three million dollars,
a season,

misses hard to the left,
kicking his team out of the playoffs,
Tommy understands

and sends his marker-soaked reminder,
“Keep on trying.  Puppys are cute.”

–Todd Sukany 14 Jan 2016

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000621881/article/minnesota-firstgraders-write-letters-to-blair-walsh

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Haiku #55

12-22-2015

BBC
(Haiku #55)

Comedian sues
eighth woman–found on Arts &
Entertainment
page.

–Todd Sukany 22 Dec 2015

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Haiku #54

12-21-2015

Beating Me Senseless

At the field’s corner
a gang swarms, the Tumbleweeds,
north wind at their backs.

–Todd Sukany 21 Dec 2015

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Too Easy to See Through

I get email commercials from a well-known “news” source.  They show one of their many cartoons in the ad.  I had to write this one down and preserve the memory.

12-09-2015

Front-Page Stuff

I snicker, mass-media cartoonist,
as you set a being in whom you don’t believe

on the shoulder of one you wish to smear,
believing you follow neither.

–Todd Sukany 09 Dec 2015

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Looking Backward

11-19-2015

Looking Backward

I am not startled
I have the smarts and wisdom
to revise history

–Todd Sukany 19 Nov 2015

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Glad You’re Here

10-15-2015

 

Glad You’re Here

Pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls,
sweet potatoes bounce

under their marshmallow blanket,
garlic turkey stuffed with bread.

Allspice candles
and an unknocked door.

–Todd Sukany 15 Oct 2015

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Haiku #53

09-26-2015

three bicycles brave
the trail before me, wiping
webs. break open praise

–Todd Sukany 26 Sept 2015

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Haiku #52

09-19-2015

first on the trail means
I’m the rabbit for spider
webs. clearly autumn

–Todd Sukany 19 Sept 2015

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Labor Day Offering

Don’t Ever Stop

Three times
on this nine-mile
run
my tortoise
brothers and
sister
remind me
of the fable

–Todd Sukany 07 Sept 2015

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