Welcome to week 15 of Haiku Circus, where the prompt is “crack“, as suggested by wordcoaster. Feel free to respond with any haiku based on either the prompt or responses to the prompt.

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101 thoughts on “crack

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        1. oneofaclass Post author

          triple O
          the shape her mouth forms
          at the news

          (seems every country has it’s special number. 911 in US, 113 in France). Damn good thing they exist!

        2. Alice Keys

          “Lie him down?” I ask.
          “He’s already on the ground.”
          “Then prop up his feet.”

          Your haiku grabbed me and tore at my heart. You poor things. Both. Much love and many prayers.

          1. Belinda Broughton

            luckily he wasn’t on the ground. he was refusing to lie down. I could hardly get him to sit down. and when he did, he sat on his chair bolt upright in meditation pose. he was in the early stages of a heart attack but luckily, no damage. and it was 2 am on a monday morning, no traffic to speak of for the ambulance. as heart attacks go, it was ok. (in retrospect)

            1. Alice Keys

              “as heart attacks go, it was ok” You are of sturdier stuff than I, ma’am. You poor things. Both of you. And lucky both of you that things have come along so well. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

                    1. Blog It Or Lose It

                      aw, man! can’t we write about ol’ Jeffy-poo? 😉

                      [reluctantly waves goodbye to Mr. Goldblum and turns her attention to the drought]

                      [[okay, let’s try this again: reluctantly waves GOODBYE to Mr. Goldblum and turns her ATTENTION to the drought]]

                      the drought continues /
                      we need a good solution – /
                      let’s ask Jeff Goldblum //

                      dammit! I said “WAVES GOODBYE to Jeff”!

                      the drought continues – /
                      firenadoes reach to the skies /
                      whipped by vicious winds //

                    2. Alice Keys

                      Funny! (Sorry. I don’t know Jeffy-poo. I live a sheltered life.) LIKE “firenadoes” (the word, not the thing)

                      drought continues
                      wraiths released from polar ice
                      is this the end time?

                    3. Blog It Or Lose It

                      you can find videos of firenadoes and snownadoes and all kinds of stuff on youtube. weird, huh?

                      fascinated wraiths /
                      have never seen fire before – /
                      oohing and aahing //

                    4. Blog It Or Lose It

                      I’m feeling a bit under the weather again and may be missing the “shade of meaning” you’re referring to with the “big truck”. BUT here goes!

                      I need a big truck /
                      to unload the evidence – /
                      men feign ignorance //

                    5. Alice Keys

                      Sorry. I knew it was lame but my brain is toast. Something about the denial required to buy a big gas guzzler in the midst of planetary environmental meltdown. You’d have to have been rattling around in my exhausted head to get it. 🙂

                      men feign ignorance
                      don’t “believe in”climate change
                      as tornadoes rage

                    6. Blog It Or Lose It

                      Ah! Now I get it!! Between your exhaustion and my exhaustion we sort of missed each other! Sorry about that. 😥

                      Did you know the F5 at Moore OK happened a year ago?

                      as tornadoes rage /
                      obstructionist pundits bark – /
                      still, the sheep follow //

                    7. Alice Keys

                      I think I missed the whole thing, We were in the way out fo the country, Self absorbed.

                      still, the sheep follow
                      wolves at the helm care nothing
                      about suffering

                    8. Alice Keys

                      in parish records
                      found the keys to my lost past
                      supposed to be rich

                      Modern CDC death statistics are much less speculative. They say “cars, cars, cars”. If I could choose the manner of my death, I’d like to die from too much happiness from enjoying a long life without cars. 😉

                    9. Blog It Or Lose It

                      I guess a person could laugh herself to death! Sort of like the old cartoons …!

                      supposed to be rich /
                      but my pirate forefathers /
                      could not find the “x” //

                    10. Blog It Or Lose It

                      in the immortal words of George Takei: Oh Myyyyy!
                      note that I will avoid re-use of the prompt word, “crack”.

                      boyfriend’s silk boxers: /
                      Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, tormenting — /
                      hidden, but still heard /

                    11. Alice Keys

                      hidden, but still heard
                      trembling inside shower stall
                      hair caught in zipper

                      I shall resist re-using the original prompt “crack” as well. 😉

      1. Blog It Or Lose It

        All the best to you, Belinda – and lots of positive vibes for fast healing.
        Where to jump into the fray?

        tears of the child /
        fall on the sidewalk – /
        jump rope beside her //

        or perhaps this would be better —

        child’s tears /
        fall on the sidewalk – /
        jump rope beside her //

              1. Blog It Or Lose It

                “mackerel sky, won’t be dry” 🙂

                among the clean sheets /
                hanging from the clothes line /
                children build cities /

                [thanks — loved the ladder of ribs too! wishing I’d thought of it somewhere along the line for Carpe Diem!]

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