Sunday, August 31, 2008

And Now For Something...Well Not COMPLETELY Different

what's wrong with Palin
Monty Python's a good show
hey. wait. Alaska?

For those of you who are clueless. Monty Python. Gov. Sarah Palin

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sugar! Sugar! Sugar!

Jones Pure Cane Soda
no corn syrup in this can
just yummy goodness

Jones Soda is a cool local Seattle company that switched all of their soda over to 100% cane sugar a while ago. If you can find it where you live give it a try its much better than the stuff Coke and Pepsi put out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Posse Comitatus

does doing the right
sometimes means doing the wrong
for the greater good

I just watched the West Wing episode Posse Comitatus where, among other things, President Bartlett orders the assassination of Sharif the Defense Minister of Qumar because Sharif is plotting terrorist attacks against the U.S. This episode is one of the best because of the way it weaves several plot lines together to tell a greater story. Posse Comitatus always makes me think of whether the ends can justify the means in all cases.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I <3 Pioneer Square

the ambulance stops
outside of the Morrison
twenty times a day

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Blah

rainy August night
so much for warm sunny days
global climate change?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

iPhone envy

sitting before me
you play with your fancy phone
I deserve it more

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ah College...

oh Bacardi rum
why did I ever mix you
with Dr. Pepper?

This is a true story. One Saturday night my roommate Mike and I were down to a bottle of Bacardi 151 and a 2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper and thought...what the heck, how bad could it be. NEVER. EVER. MIX. BACARDI 151. WITH. DR. PEPPER.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Living in the Square

walking from the bus
dodging bums and drug dealers
another day done

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


real coca-cola
comes only from mexico
no corn syrup there

This haiku brought to you by Kerrie, my wonderful wife who stumbled into a strange grocery store in Rainier and found some rare Coca-Cola with REAL sugar. Apparently they only make it in Mexico for some reason. *cough* corn lobby *cough*

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's Pretty Easy to be Green

think before you buy
reduce, re-use, recycle
Earth saving mantra

Monday, August 18, 2008

Drink Cool

bottle cap pops off
sip, taste the frothy goodness
Newcastle Brown Ale

Gee, now I'm a published poet.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


guys smoking stogies
in front of the coffee shop
twenty-five feet? NOT!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ware the Happy Cat

scratching striped cat's chin
purring bliss is the reward
then bloody scratches

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pioneer Square Night - the Good

city gulls fly by
glowing white against the dark
lit from down below

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hot hot hot

hot day lemonade
airconditioned theater
summer in August

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Striped Cat

cat sits patiently
staring at the ball of yarn
waiting for his chance

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Do you hear something?

fire alarm rings
nobody else seems to hear
I hope its not real

Monday, August 11, 2008

Break Now

a ten hour day
too many cups of coffee
back in five minutes

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The West Wing and On Writing

facing the blank page
no inspiration to write
I think I need pie

deadline approaches
white page dares me to write
challenge accepted

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Grocery Shopping 2008

weekly shopping trip
food prices have gone crazy
one hundred dollars

Friday, August 8, 2008

Walking in Seattle

friday afternoon
commuters wait for their bus
clogging the sidewalk

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Over $500

national health care
the rich folks really don't care
if you live or die

Art Walk in Pioneer Square

downtown first thursday
wandering people browse art
three hours is too long

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kerrie's Haiku-A-Day

My wife Kerrie may be joining me in posting haiku. I want her to commit to doing at least one a day but she wont so I guess I'll take what I can get.

A Very Talented Lion

woman attacked by
machete wielding lion
most lions use claws

Here is the article that inspired this poem:

Woman riding a donkey fights off lion with machete

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- A Mexican woman said she fought a 500-pound lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away. Celsa Aleman said she and her 7-year-old niece were riding a donkey Monday along a road when the lion went after the animal's legs.

The 35-year-old woman says she found the courage to fight the lion because she thought it would attack her niece. She hit the animal with a machete until the beast ran away. Aleman and her niece were unharmed.

The state government said in a statement that the lion had escaped from a private zoo owned by a former local congressman.

It said the animal killed two dogs and ate a pig before it was sedated and taken back to the zoo.

I'm glad the woman and her niece are ok, but honestly, doesn't anyone at AP read over these things before they put them out?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Written in Zeitgeist coffee - autobiographical

why does my head pound
there was no drinking last night
please save me caffeine

Why Haiku-A-Day?

I've been writing haiku for a long time...oh probably about 10 years or so. Mostly, I just write them down on pieces of paper and promptly lose them. At one point I started writing them down in a notebook I carried in my pocket (along with various grand schemes and ideas) but I was mugged and the muggers got away with my notebook thinking it was my wallet. (Yeah not the smartest muggers in the world.)

So anyway, why haiku-a-day? I decided to do this for two reasons; to encourage me to write more and to keep me from losing all of the haiku I do write. I welcome any comments but no spam please.