Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

Haiku Trilogy: Racism, Iowa Style

February 3, 2018

“Old Navy asks black – man to buy the jacket he – wore into the store”

“At Old Navy we’re – not prejudiced; we just think – black people steal stuff”

“If you go shopping – while black in Des Moines prepare – to be profiled”

https://www.theroot.com/iowa-man-says-he-was-racially-profiled-by-old-navy-empl-1822622151

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Haiku Duet, You Go Erin

February 3, 2018

“Don’t be deterred by – your lack of experience – or fear of failure”

“From inline to ice – a Winter Games role model – for girls of color”

https://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/speed-skater-erin-jackson-is-making-winter-olympics-history-w516169

Haiku Quintet, Fear And Hate In The Heartland

January 31, 2018

“Racism rears its – ugly head at Iowa – high school basketball”

“Spencer students chant – racist hatred at Storm Lake – basketball players”

“White privilege and – racist leaders enable – teens to fear and hate”

“Art Cullen, the Sage – of Storm Lake, speaks out against – racists and hatred”

“America needs – to dump Trump and Iowa – needs to dump Steve King”

http://www.stormlake.com/articles/2018/01/24/how-did-we-get-here

Haiku Duet, Cape Town Breakdown

January 30, 2018

“The canary in – the climate change coal mine: Cape – Town’s water crisis”

“Capetowners will cook, – shower and wash dishes and – clothes without water”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-cape-town-water-crisis-deepens-scientists-prepare-for-ldquo-day-zero-rdquo/

Haiku, It’s An Old Family Recipe

January 30, 2018

“City contractors – make sure Allentown’s Mayor – receives his meatballs”

Haiku, Vulcan Wisdom

January 29, 2018

“The earlier you – retire the longer you – will live and prosper”

Haiku, Ice

January 28, 2018

“When thawing ice cracks – it resonates like a peal – of summer thunder”

Haiku, Semisonic

January 28, 2018

“A great and under – appreciated band from – Minneapolis”

Haiku, France Goes (Hazel) Nuts

January 27, 2018

“Discount Nutella – causes the French to behave – like famished pandas”

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/01/discount-nutella-leads-to-rioting-in-france.html

Haiku Duet, Screw The Kids

January 27, 2018

“Corporations in – St. Paul support the Super – Bowl but not the schools”

“The Super Bowl is – not essential; our schools are – very essential”

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/26/st-paul-teachers-union-strike/