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Daily Haiku: April 2005

Extol

the grinning demon
extols the pleasure of sin
while sipping lite beer

Pusillanimous

the morning after
the pusillanimous shriek
the Yoda tattoo

Detritus

detritus again?
hey Dictionary.com!
we’ve seen this before

Matutinal

a teenage couple’s
matutinal grope session
and a machete

Scintilla

he talks a big game
with just a scintilla of
Jedi in his blood

Atavism

the old archbishop’s
atavistic tendencies
make him speak Latin

Enervate

his youngest daughter
enervated by tear gas
ate her broccoli

Cavalcade

world’s last horse gallops
followed by a cavalcade
of sprinters in spurs

Fettle

our dear grandmother
seems to be in fine fettle
despite her goiter

Masticate

I get funny looks
while sitting, masticating
upon your entrails

Extant

fire-protection spell
Harry Potter smirks from his
extant book cover

Obloquy

jealous obloquy
it has fallen on deaf ears
I won’t stop dancing

Detritus

poor choice of shampoo
the scalp’s detritus becomes
the skull’s corona

Redoubt

I’ll hide here for days
my impervious redoubt
keeps out Jehovahs

Malapropos

the heckler’s remarks
may have been malapropos
for the funeral

Panglossian

Panglossian hordes
parade into the market
in search of Slim-Fast

Maudlin

maudlin mechanic
he lost his virginity
under that Buick

Complement

your roll of gauze is
the perfect complement to
my massive head wound

Shibboleth

civilian Humvees
are surely a shibboleth
of well-endowed men

Amanuensis

amanuensis!
come here and take a letter:
“no more green Skittles”

Jape

the subject of japes
has mastered Esperanto
and who’s laughing now?