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Daily Haiku: September 2005

Segue

no segue needed
between discussions of oil
and killing the poor

Jocund

back from the meeting
Ned’s jocund grin assured us
our moonshine would sell

Adamant

adamant about
being true to his namesake
Spock Jones had no friends

Halcyon

when we lived at sea
those were our halcyon days
before the gulls came

Banal

tonight we escape
this banal jerkwater burg
in my Ford Taurus

Modicum

if you had even
a modicum of virtue
you’d give me those clogs

Adventitious

if you’ll fetch my bag
we’ll see if this pacemaker
is adventitious

Capitulate

let’s consider nukes
before we capitulate
to democracy

Deliquesce

in my microwave
you’ll deliquesce into goo
die, Man-E-Faces!

Immure

Warhol’s detractors
were immured by his henchmen
in Brillo boxes

Hauteur

your hauteur may be
popular with the ladies
but you still have lice

Quorum

we now constitute
a concerned parents quorum
I’ll buy the first round

Afflatus

corporate afflatus
subtle indie film reborn
as slapstick sitcom

Officious

I would have gotten
away with it if not for
those officious kids

Ostentation

your newest painting
ostentatious, trite, puerile
and I must have it

Quaff

his “iron stomach”
did not live up to its name
when he quaffed the bleach

Demagogue

preschool demagogue
reign of terror now ended
swings from the gallows

Farrago

farrago of pills
scattered across the table
on Christmas morning

Cavil

listen, don’t cavil
about your job description
please, just bathe the corpse

Deride

mock my pink helmet
but you will bleed if you dare
deride my Vespa

Trammel

it was a sad year
for the mathletics program
trammelled by poachers

Capacious

though I’d like to help
even my capacious truck
can’t hold all those whores