Haiku Three (ish)

When in depths of doubt
Don’t follow the standardised format
of a standard haiku.
Respect tradition
but follow change.

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Haiku Two

Cliffhangers are bad.
The plot unravels
until the point where

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Haiku One

Rhyming is mainstream
Verse can be versatile
Fuck it, crocodile.

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Beep

Beep, beep.
3am and 3 emails.

Beep, beep.
I soon hear the alarm from her room.

Beep, beep.
Clicking for the news as she waves good bye.

Beep, beep.
Traffic near my office.

Beep, beep, beep.
She calls but I’m busy.

Beep, beep, beepity-beep.
I’m in a conference, decline.

Beep, beep, beep.
Crap, I forgot to pick her up.

Beep, beep.
Boss needs that draft.

Beep, beep.
It’s now that I realise.

Beep, beep.
All the Ignores and Declines.
Bee-
be
be
b.
————–
She flat lines.

 

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Autos

“Complete nuisance,” we say
“Blaring through the streets
Demanding an extra ten rupees
Speeding, speeding, only speeding!”

“When it comes to lights – clueless!”
“That meter itself is useless”
“God forbid you go in a dress”
“Better stay at home, I guess”

We curse them, argue and digress
With a strangely pleasurable distress

But when we can’t go afoot
Or our engines go kaput
You have to somewhat agree –
Those terrorising three wheels
Get us from A to B.

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Porn

Red lipstick.
Short shorts.
Giving gaalis.

Blow dry.
Stilettos.
SITTING ON HIS LAP?

Clicking tongues
and pinching bottoms.
Stripped dignity.

so cover her up-
until she feels naked.

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