Posts Tagged ‘homelessness’

Haiku Quartet, Land Of The Unequal

December 16, 2017

“The US is the – world champion of extreme – inequality”

“Sorry Woody but – America isn’t our – land; now it’s their land”

“If you want to live – long and prosper, learn Danish – or Swedish and move”

“America morphs – from opportunity to – inequality”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-un-special-rapporteur

Haiku Sextet, Trumpkill

March 16, 2017

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/the-19-agencies-that-trumps-budget-would-kill-explained/?utm_term=.1377ab5547fc

1. “Let’s kill off what’s left – of America’s once great – quality of life”

2. “Trump’s cuts directly – impact few; indirectly – impact all of us”

3. “Arts; humanities – we don’t need no stinkin’ arts – and humanities”

4. “Free legal advice – for poor people; that’s downright – Un-American”

5. “Public radio – is just a fire hose of – misinformation”

6. “Trump wants to kill off – programs that bring quality – into peoples’ lives”

 

Haiku Trilogy, California Extreming

December 19, 2016

1. “The urban camping – experience is the new – word for homelessness”

2. “Unequal income – plus demand without supply – equals tent cities”

3. “They left the dust bowl – to find a sugar bowl; found – a slops bowl instead”

Holiday Recipe

December 24, 2015

Go to your local dollar store…buy several of each personal item you take for granted every morning…(towels, washcloths, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant)…get travel sizes that are easy to carry…throw a twenty dollar bill into the shopping bag as you leave the store…take it to your local homeless agency…thank your stars for the roof that’s over you

Haiku, Homelessness Is A Protected Class

August 13, 2015

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/13/its-unconstitutional-to-ban-the-homeless-from-sleeping-outside-the-federal-government-says/

“Laws that ban camping – on park benches violate – the eighth amendment”

Haiku, Mental Illness Is Real

April 24, 2015

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2015/04/24/judge-recognizes-homeless-defendant-as-harvard-law-classmate/

“Homeless defendant – and Judge were law school classmates – ‘I remember you'”