super tuesday haiku

with this much hot air
am afraid the whole midwest
might just float away

Andrew Shue on news
a new reality show?
D-List politics

brownie or blondie
it is more than bake sale choice
will winner be sweet?

Texans bide their time
this one year out of many
primary may count

it’s too close to call
ask what would LBJ do?
find "missing" ballots

haiku politics
just as boring as real thing
someone cut me off

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haiku! haiku! Gesundheit!

waiting marathon
question not how sick are you
how sick can you get

you arrive early
they ignore you anyway
reception bitches

doctor is quite nice
eczema not quite so nice
thank goodness for pants

The wee-er one’s stats: 10-25% for weight, 25-50% for height, 50-75% for head circumference. She is a petite, big-headed gal, with dry skin and a penchant for shaking in terror at the doctor’s office – just like her mama.

Undoubtedly, these are all things she will be elated about when she gets older.

Easter haiku for you!

Ten Commandments, boo
Our Easter movie of choice?
Cole Trickle, oh yeah

babe finds laptop cord
Easter electrocution
not on "to do" list

kind of blasphemous
admitting truth feels good, though
jelly beans are gross

baby’s first Easter
hope bunny won’t be too mad
no chocolate yet

thirty-five, raining
Easter eggs easy to find
when they’re not outside

sleeting Easter Eve
we Texas folks scratch our heads
pull out Christmas trees

Seriously. I can’t believe it’s sleeting outside right now. Easter in Austin is a time for white shorts and new Keds and the neighborhood swimming pools to open. I don’t know what to do about this weather, other than watch the pond across the street steam like a hot tub. Maybe the Easter Bunny borrowed Santa’s sleigh and needs some ice to get around. I have no idea what’s going on.

At least the eggs won’t rot when we lose them in the backyard!

Thanksgiving haiku (from last year)

to tide you over
until food and time settles
old turkey haiku!

pie filling tastes of
relatives’ holiday stress
eat store-bought instead

grandmother’s china
filled with turkey and gravy
all it’s ever known

Thanksgiving morning
It’s time for the parade! For
us all to ignore!

ah, sweet potatoes
please do not be mad that I
like your topping best

stuffing or dressing
a debate for the ages
‘cept that dressing wins

broccoli and rice
with butter, cheese and butter
and Phazyme sprinkles

on this occasion
will football be allowed, or
must I talk to you?