July 7, 2020

Haiku Sticky #554


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

pink lemonade from
"naturally" flavored powder

heedlessly sipped
with no one to snigger
at the label

pandemic summer

July 5, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

July 5, 2020

While likenesses in brass or stone
were promised a second life,
there was no holy-day for
a 244 year-old social compact
found near death yesterday, July 4.
Signs point to strangulation.
Nearby stood a heavily made-up
clown, who, over an estimated
1261 days is reported to have left
his fingerprints on everything--
including the victim. The names
of the victim, and the clown,
are being withheld pending
further investigation by the DOJ.


June 30, 2020

Haiku Sticky #553


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

a constant fog
independent of my mood
mask with glasses

June 28, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

always time
for one last roll down the hill
...day's end

June 23, 2020

Haiku Sticky #552


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

trees in full leaf
deceived into thinking
I am neighborless

June 21, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

Summering in Hell

Drosophila sp. on a bowl
of peaches has always
been my summer enemy.

And, "I can't breathe"
referred to the heat--
remedied by a hand fan.

Duped by deceit,
ignorance, or apathy,
in 2020, some will

summer in hell where
The Fruit Fly expects
the sweetest peach.

You should know him
instinctively, but if not:
his eyes match his tie.

June 16, 2020

Haiku Sticky #551


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

a pile of dirt
and a 16-month-old
...on his own