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Daily Haiku: July 2005

Refulgent

on the horizon
stands hope’s refulgent beacon
the Golden Arches

Kismet

your curtains open
my binoculars handy
kismet smiles on us

Volte-face

my famous volte-face
consisted of reneging
on plans to wed Cher

Indelible

your dolphin tattoo
is hardly indelible
fetch my belt sander

Badinage

enough badinage
let’s get this show on the road
we’ve got books to burn

Assuage

I’ll assuage your fear
that I am too immature
ha ha, I said “ass”

Ennui

once the head is off
the thrill of the kill always
gives way to ennui

Iota

how much do I know
about the Greek alphabet?
not one iota

Flummox

known to be flummoxed
by microwave cookery
Roy stuck to physics

Ersatz

a lump of Play-Doh
injected with afterbirth
an ersatz donut

Atelier

want bionic arms?
step into my atelier
I’ll fix you right up

Fealty

for your fealty
I shall reward you greatly
milkshakes are on me

Malfeasance

the Supreme Court judge
was known for his malfeasance
and his peach cobbler

Introspection

Victor decided
after some introspection
to lose the toupee

Temerarious

the Stadium Pal:
his temerarious plan
for Free Slurpee Day

Somnolent

her insomnia
surrendered to somnolence
thanks to chloroform

Ameliorate

remember in May
when we learned ameliorate?
those were some good times

Rictus

Bill drops the shovel
his rictus tells a story
of a prank gone wrong

Nostrum

go on, join the herd
flock to this absurd nostrum
they call “Tylenol”

Varicolored

a varicolored
utopia displayed by
this college brochure

Garrulous

Jim the gigolo
known for his garrulousness
gets little business