Archive for November, 2015

Haiku Quartet, The Ioway Way

November 30, 2015

“Iowa has a – special chemistry that blocks – and tackles quite well”

“To be unbeaten – just block and tackle better – than your opponents”

“When players police – each other, missed assignments – are truly reduced”

“Although teams know they’ll – see slants and outside zones they – still can’t defend them”

Haiku Trilogy, A Faustian Bargain

November 29, 2015

“Paying attention – gets traded for addictive – information highs”

“We humans have a – limited reservoir of – will and discipline”

“Shoes, booze, sex or the – internet; our defense is – always denial”

Haiku, Rahm Must Go

November 29, 2015

“Chicago covered – up Laquan’s murder to get – Rahm re-elected”

Haiku Duology, The New Stooges

November 29, 2015

“The Three Stooges aren’t – Curly, Larry and Moe; they’re – Donald,  George and Dick”

“America’s failed – War on Terror created – the Islamic State”

Haiku Trilogy, Troubadour vs. Troubadour

November 28, 2015

“Unwashed folksinging – vagabond becomes music’s – pop phenomenon”

“Newsreels document – moments in time; ‘Don’t Look Back’ – captures the future”

“Donovan asked Bob – to play ‘It’s All Over Now, – Baby Blue’ for him”

Haiku Trilogy, RIP La Belle Equipe

November 27, 2015

“You can’t run, you can’t – hide, when shooters start shooting – you can only die”

“A perfect refuge – where the waiters know your name – and aperitif

“Paris is more a – collage of cozy places – than a big city”

Haiku, The Fearful Blue Line, 2

November 26, 2015

“Big city cops like – to shoot black people first and – ask questions later”

“White cop takes fifteen – seconds to shoot sixteen slugs – into black teen’s back”

“Racist cops kill blacks – with impunity under – a code of silence”

Haiku, The Fearful Blue Line

November 26, 2015

“But for the dashcams – Laquan McDonald’s killer – would still be at large”

Haiku Trilogy, Minneapolice, 2

November 25, 2015

“‘Mommy that man the – police shot looks like Daddy. – Why did they shoot him?'”

“Minnesota not – so nice; vigilantes shoot – cop shop protesters”

“Vigilante law: – First Amendment not welcome – in Minnesota”

Haiku, Iowa Number Two

November 24, 2015

“Hawkeyes did not play – Charleston Southern, rank them – ahead of the Tide”