Haiku is a noun that is the same in both the singular and plural. Sometimes, ‘haiku’ can even be a verb.
My haiku = my views only, as all haiku should be.
found a shopping list
from three thousand years ago
jews in babylon
(scientists discover cuneiform tablets from exiled jews in present-day iraq)
there must be something
to lower this g*dd*mn rent-
state of the city
(nyc mayor bill de blasio focuses almost exclusively on affordable housing plan in state of the city address)
bush versus clinton-
fight to the finish
(jeb ponders his last name and viability to run against hilary in 2016)
sure, launch our money
between the moons of saturn-
it’s not coming back
(nasa mission seeks extraterrestrial life on europa- ha)
he’s in favor of
sending all those guns that we
couldn’t use in schools
(obama’s defense secretary nominee discusses all the other countries he’d help us defend if the committee picks him, like ukraine)
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