16 Haikus about My Trip to Florida

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


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


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!



  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.


  7. zanti said,

    Thoroughly entertaining.

  8. La Belle Helene said,

    You got mad haiku skillz!

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