Haiku Quintet, Breakfast Of Glyphosates

August 20, 2018

“We don’t knowingly – ingest poison yet we eat – glyphosate laced oats”

“Monsanto, I hate – every inch of your toxic – corporate culture”

“Vary your baby’s – diet; there is weed killer – in those Cheerios”

“Enjoy traces of – yummy weed killer in your – bowl of Cheerios”

“Glyphosates disrupt – photosynthesis; what do – they disrupt in us?”

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Haiku Quintet, Exterminate Republicans

August 19, 2018

“Iowa exports – one out of four rows of its – soybeans to China”

“Trump’s tariffs will lead – us to layoffs, bankruptcies – and farm foreclosures”

“Tell Trump to fold his – tariffs five ways and put them – where the moon don’t shine”

“When soybean buyers – find new suppliers they will – forget Iowa”

“Trump’s tariffs have thrown – a wrench into supply chains – and kneecapped profits”

Haiku Trilogy, RIP Queen Aretha

August 18, 2018

“Otis’s ‘Respect’ – was about misogyny – Aretha flipped it”

“Sometimes even the – smartest women succumb to – the spell of a pimp”

“Aretha made bad – decisions with men and good – decisions with songs”

https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/aretha-franklin-dead-the-story-of-respect-the-greatest-cover-of-all-time.html

Haiku Trilogy, Arrested Development

August 17, 2018

“Many baby and – toddler foods have high levels – of heavy metals”

“Our factory food – chains contain heavy metals – that can harm our health”

“Vary your baby’s – diet; heavy metals lurk – inside those pouches”

https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/heavy-metals-in-baby-food/

Haiku Trilogy, Geezers Go Broke

August 16, 2018

“Seniors who file – for bankruptcy will never – get back on their feet”

“Vanishing pensions, – soaring medical costs and – empty IRA’s”

“People who show up – in bankruptcy are just the – tip of the iceberg”

Haiku, Police Brutality

August 14, 2018

“Baltimore Police – assault and batter rather – than serve and protect”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/12/us/baltimore-police-beating-video/index.html

Haiku Trilogy, Tin Pan Alley Didn’t Get The Ramones

August 14, 2018

“The Ramones’ music – ushered out the hippies and – ushered in the punks”

“Like the Statlers, the – Ramones were not brothers nor – were they named Ramone”

“The Ramones’ music – was remarkably under – appreciated”

Haiku Duet: RIP, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

August 14, 2018

“Your home is not your – nation; it’s the place where you – practice your values”

“You don’t need to live – in Israel to be true – to your Jewish roots”

Haiku Duet, Homage To E.R.B.

August 13, 2018

“Like motionless Tharks – the green corn stalks stare down on – me and my Woola”

“Grasshoppers are like – little John Carters as they – leap over the dog”

Haiku, Stringed Instruments Are Shaped Like Women

August 13, 2018

“Instruments that make – music have an inherent – sculptural beauty”