Election Day morning: haiku

Election Day morning.
I wake from lascivious dreams
to a screech owl’s quaver.

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Election Day morning.
In the bathroom, small toothmarks
all over my soap.

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Election Day morning.
The factory whistle seems
to go on forever.

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Election Day morning.
Smell of rain, sound of woodpeckers
banging their heads.

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Election Day morning.
I make a neat little pile
of my toenail clippings.

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Election Day morning.
My wristwatch is now six days
& four hours behind.

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Election Day morning.
Gray squirrels forage in the oaks.
The clatter of acorns.

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Feel free to leave your own Election Day haiku in the comment boxes. And read this.

17 Comments


  1. election day morning
    eggs boiled in the shell and a
    cup of daily grind

    election day morning
    the last of the leaves falling
    taken by the wind

    election day morning
    sunrise festoons the bare trees
    with patches of fire

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  2. Election day morning
    the newly-hatched flies walk round
    in circles, questing.

    Election day morning
    wind catches a gelding’s tail
    he spooks all the others

    Election day morning
    the train to Los Angeles
    only two hours late

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  3. all-action, they
    turn the newly hatched files
    in circles, belching

    erection, gay,
    I wake from troubled dreams
    to find my hands vanished

    a lecherous dray,
    tugging at the mules whether
    they like it or not

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  4. day of election!
    take the chicken liver, lord,
    leave the people.

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  5. election day o,
    day ay o. daylight come
    me wan go home

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  6. day of reckoning
    elephants give way to mules
    x marks the blue spot

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  7. election day morning
    I will vote whether it counts
    or is not counted

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  8. Election day morning
    the cardigan ladies wait
    in the high school gym.

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  9. Election day morning,
    Tea, baguette,
    apricot jam.

    My father voted
    at 7:30, then sat
    in the graveyard.

    Election day morning.
    Above the border
    you can almost forget.

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  10. The yard sign persists
    like stapled seed envelopes
    bleeding in a drought.

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  11. election day
    on our anniversary, we vote
    for each other

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  12. Thanks. Nice to see some other new names in this thread, too. Welcome, all!

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