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Daily Haiku: August 2005

Venial

of your convictions
the most venial is murder?
well, I’m sold; you’re hired!

Evanescent

in dawn’s velvet glow
she appeared evanescent
from the cholera

Unctuous

from within the van
an unctuous grin awaits
his teen daughter’s friends

Bagatelle

losing your wallet
is but a mere bagatelle
when you are on fire

Peccadillo

the bloody crime was
declared a peccadillo
since it looked so cool

Expatiate

at my summer home
ghosts expatiate the grounds
shilling Weight Watchers

Tyro

he confessed he was
a tyro plastic surgeon
but it was too late

Schadenfreude

your homemade fireworks
your emergency room bills
my Schadenfreude

Ephemeral

important lesson
women are ephemeral
LARP is forever

Parley

successful parley
between Lucifer and God
bankrupted Slayer

Dilatory

I will get to this
dilatory-themed haiku
just a bit later

Numinous

numinous sigh
as Christ turns water to beer
for some local teens

Enmity

a block of C4
expresses his enmity
for Radio Shack

Ubiquitous

birds patrol the skies
bloodthirsty, ubiquitous
searching for Timmy

Nugatory

do not pester me
with nugatory concerns
that lye won’t kill you

Sojourn

he has made progress
but is still known to sojourn
under my son’s bed

Captious

he will not fall prey
to her captious reasoning
the sweatpants stay on

Somniferous

I am nu-metal!
quake in terror before my
somniferous roar

Beholden

beholden to none
my immense riches will not
pay for thank you notes

Parsimonious

who among you is
the most parsimonious?
the first to starve wins

Affable

completely smitten
with his affable nature
we robbed her dad blind

Zeitgeist

late for the Zeitgeist
his sandwich board gravely warned
of the Red Menace

Circumlocution

circumlocution
is an impossible stunt
within a haiku