I did these short pieces in response
to some awful haiku I would read quite regularly in one of our newspapers. The
newspaper preferred short stuff to squeeze in between big articles of opinion.
I was told to maybe shorten my verse if I wanted to get into the paper more
regularly. I think my political/religious touchpoints were the issue really.
Is this short enough
To print in the newspaper
Or is it too wrong?
Why stifle poets?
Editorials drag on
rhyme or reason
Chaotic or confusing