Unpublishable #3: Let's get Haiku


Unpublishable – A series of essays, bits of bad writing and poems, and whatever else I make that doesn’t fit into a traditional writing format.

As hinted in the last issue, I once was really really into writing haikus and other forms of syllabic poetry. I swear the kid from Hunt for the Wilderpeople and myself share some sort of spirit animal when it comes to making haikus. Haikus are great because they are simple, short, and often force one to use creative wordplay to stick with the beat.

Anyway here’s some eye-roll-causing Haikus


and now a haiku

what is that? you wish to ask

now you know silly

never said goodbye

hope it all goes well, goodluck

laugh longer it helps

friend the best you are

I miss you terribly sis

see you soon, peace out

spaceship, lightspeed, go

robots that move to hard beats

its super duper

do not cross the street

without first looking both ways

welcome, PSA

dude, is that a horse

could it be just a large dog

no, wait, its your mom

see what happened

left all alone, with myself

rebelious words

my hat is cool yo

cant dis this brim, top notch hat

be a gent and tip

saturday was grand

today isnt great but its good

it will get better

4 string or 6 string

G and E string, I play them all

underwear, guitar

I lost it round 10

it’ll come back on its own

sooner the better

clip clop, clip clop click

i know you not just by voice

but even how you walk

its ever so soft and steady

enter a room i know

it is no one else but you

clip clop, clop click clip

graceful from years of training

will you dance with me

so that I can move with you

I may shuffle step

but you know the right step

with you no misstep

the music, it leads us on

the song will never

it will change but never ever

clip clop, click clip clop

If you would like to get Haiku with me and have some unpublishable works of art, I would love to feature it here with you.