16 Haikus about My Trip to Florida

August 2, 2007 at 12:09 am (Uncategorized)


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My Navigatrix

is better than any map

and she feeds me grapes.

———-

Sandwiches, cookies,

granola bars, and swiss rolls:

trip food is starchy.

———-

A nondescript car

makes speeding down 95

really quite easy.

———-

They Might Be Giants

plays as the odometer

hits mile six thousand.

———-

The harsh southern sun

darkens my left side four shades

deeper than my right.

———-

Discount shopping trips

result in many parcels

of useless tchotchkes.

———-

Midnight mermaids swim

amidst the scent of jasmine

and chirps of crickets.

———-

Read HP7

Does Potter live or perish?

I prefer Book 3.

———-

Piles of Spanish moss

yield a tiny, jumping frog

eager to join our swim.

———-

Last morning breakfast

of hamburgers and coffee.

Mom knows what we need. 

———-

A faint purple dot

marks where I hit my forehead

on the hotel faucet.

———-

Drat you, State Trooper!

You killed my hotrodding fun

with your radar gun.

———-

New Jersey Turnpike,

why are you always so clogged

between 6 and 9?

———-

Naive GPS

underestimated

New Jersey traffic.

———-

Home and a hot meal

prepared by La Belle Helene:

no more sandwiches.

———-

Salad with dinner?

YES, we’ve eaten no veggies

for more than two days!

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8 Comments

  1. Quiconque said,

    Gah, I’m too tired to fix the formatting anymore. I’ll have to fiddle with it tomorrow.

  2. yoko said,

    The haikus are brilliant!

  3. Summer Cold « The Ballad of Yoko said,

    […] love this haiku from Quiconque, because I agree with […]

  4. Mama Ass said,

    Feel like I was there
    These poems pack much detail
    Was your ticket large?

  5. candipearl said,

    there’s nothing better than a great haiku…except for maybe sixteen great haikus.

  6. Quiconque said,

    The fine was not bad
    but the cost nearly doubled
    from the service charge.

    ($136)

  7. zanti said,

    Thoroughly entertaining.

  8. La Belle Helene said,

    You got mad haiku skillz!

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