Welcome to week 10 of Haiku Circus, where the prompt is “flash“. Feel free to respond with any haiku based on either the prompt or responses to the prompt.

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192 thoughts on “flash

                    1. Alice Keys

                      crushing weight of seas
                      nothing next to lives wrecked by
                      stock market gamblers

                      Wow. Even socio-economic-political-protest-commentary haiku. We rock. 😉

                    2. Blog It Or Lose It

                      workers study the /
                      “how to get welfare” poster – /
                      bitter reality //

                      yes – a lot of “big-marts” have posters instructing employees on how to apply for welfare. 😦 sad reality for too many workers who want more hours and better pay.

                    3. Alice Keys

                      reality sucks bad
                      getting ahead means falling
                      much further behind

                      I’ve been looking for rental. I have no idea where the people work who can afford the rents being asked. Nothing makes sense when I do the arithmetic :-(.

                    4. Blog It Or Lose It

                      I know what you mean. And if you look into purchasing a home, there’s the mortgage *and* astronomical taxes. Sometimes I believe the conspiracy theorists: the system is rigged. 😦 I hope you find something affordable that’s perfect for you. Looking for rentals can be an ordeal.

                      working at Big-Mart /
                      with nothing left after rent – /
                      has little to lose //

                    5. Alice Keys

                      Thanks. Ordeal says it. The system is rigged. Heads they win. Tails I lose. ((SIGH)) Something will work out. Can I get internet in a camper? 😉

                      has little to lose
                      except humanity and
                      family and home

                    6. Blog It Or Lose It

                      Park behind Starbucks. Or McDonald’s. [sigh.] I am sorry for your ordeal! At least you can laugh.

                      will we see this man /
                      on the seven-o’clock news? /
                      desperate measures //

                    7. Blog It Or Lose It

                      you can laugh at anything, I suppose. Coping mechanisms. I had cancer and lost my leg – so I’m a pirate every Halloween, I love Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” and “Black Knight”, etc. What else can you do?

                      rent: arm and a leg – /
                      legs are so overrated /
                      when you have wi-fi //

                    1. Blog It Or Lose It

                      have you been to Tumblr and Pinterest? Fan art … lots of fan art. Plenty of Trekkies would love to see this!

                      Tricorder broken – /
                      perplexed by these damn ensigns – /
                      I need more time, Jim! /

                    2. Blog It Or Lose It

                      guess what? when I use the “okay Google now” voice control feature on my droid phone, my cell phone replies “I cannae do it captain, I dinnae have enough power”. No kidding!

                      tears in Scotty’s eyes: /
                      “such a sweet piper on board! /
                      och, ah didne ken!” /

                    3. Blog It Or Lose It

                      …. and if you say, “what does the fox say” it says “yee ding ding dee ding dee ding”. No kidding.

                      Scotty longs for home – /
                      wails “Over the Sea to Skye” – /
                      Uhuru looks ill //

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  2. Alice Keys

    Whew. Deeply nested.
    Wordpress limits comment posts.
    Reigns in circus clowns.

    I can’t always jump in where I want due to limits of wordpress structure. This is bad and good. 😉


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