Haiku–Charm City Style

4 Jun

Thank you Elliot (brainsplats.wordpress.com) for the Versatile Blogger Award. I wrote him a haiku about Baltimore and then forced four scientists to do the same because Elliot enjoys both the occasional haiku and the HBO series The Wire. I wrote the last one. I didn’t give specific instructions, making this a little more interesting than I thought it would be.


Haiku–Charm City Style

W. North Ave, 1100 blk. Photo taken by my friend/the creator of charmcityvacancy.com

Perfume to my dog.
Loves to rub his face in it,
dog park, human poop.

Danger is at hand.
Street-walker prowling about
as I am harassed.

Rushing to our cars,
the thrill makes us feel alive.
Locked doors, safe again.

Scattered chicken bones
stranded along the sidewalks
of west Baltimore.

β€œDon’t be afraid, babe,”
he says, holding a syringe.
I walk more briskly.

Normally I don’t do awards, but if I did, I would give this prestigious award/shoutout to Madame Weebles because she is a funny, sarcastic, smart lady and I like her taste in hot dead guys. Also, Mr. Weebles is from Maryland, so he is probably a hip dude.

10 Responses to “Haiku–Charm City Style”

  1. Madame Weebles June 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Hey hon (I’m saying it with a Balmer accent, btw), thanks!! Your Charm City haiku rules mightily. I’ll have to share it with Mr. Weebles, he’ll appreciate it since he’s from the glamorous Charm City suburbs.

    And to thank you for your award, I’m going to do a little poem for you too:

    La La is the bomb
    Men dig her booty a lot
    I just think she’s cool


    • La La June 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      I am so touched, thank you πŸ˜‰


  2. Christopher De Voss June 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    I read these pretending there is a guy playing bongos in the background while everyone snaps their applause.

    Also I’m not wearing any pants.


    • La La June 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      Per usual.


  3. crubin June 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Wow, that haiku makes me want to hustle on over to Baltimore for a vacation. πŸ˜‰


    • La La June 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      You have a free place to stay!


  4. Pigeon Heart June 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    the last one’s my fave. You so crazy I think I wanna have your baby.


    • La La June 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      Let’s. I am sick of dudes.


  5. Elliot June 6, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Thank you – The Haiku was good, and made me laugh, – and get scared. We also cancelled our plans for a family holiday in Baltimore.


    • La La June 6, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      hahaha, good choice.


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