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Daily Haiku: October 2005

Immolate

by the tenth inning
I began to consider
self-immolation

Malediction

a malediction
placed on the state of Texas:
vegetarians!

Mawkish

dad sighed mawkishly
“my little girl has grown up”
he shook the pimp’s hand

Virago

seeing G.I. Jane
emboldened this virago
to stab Ridley Scott

Bruit

his hair was perfect
but it was widely bruited
that his skin was fake

Loquacious

those silly surgeons
if they were less loquacious
I’d still be alive

Lexicon

“shower-fresh feeling”
never did quite find a home
in his lexicon

Tocsin

go sound the tocsin
our son has escaped his crib
with a taste for blood

Pelf

the collection plate
fills the bellies of the poor
and keeps me in pelf

Votary

his father-in-law
a basketball votary
owns many tube socks

Aberrant

when Jack the Ripper
was described as aberrant
his feelings were hurt

Sinecure

we’ll just set him up
with some kind of sinecure
since he has no legs

Conurbation

the neighborhood watch
keeps this conurbation safe
from flesh-eating slugs

Gewgaw

his final moments
were smothered under a pile
of gift shop gewgaws

Palpable

the crowd’s gaze was fixed
the drama was palpable
fur would fly tonight

Laconic

laconic response
to a bouquet of roses:
“I’m calling the cops.”

Onus

they dread the onus
of college graduation?
oh, they’re art students

Sempiternal

the resplendence of
nature is sempiternal
and so is Ric Flair

Beneficence

you strangled my wife
I will not forget this act
of beneficence

Inchoate

this inchoate cast
will bear the likeness of Christ
once I get some yarn

Effulgence

effulgent sports cars
the essence of every film
starring Corey Haim