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.

Haiku IQ

Is this short enough
To print in the newspaper
Or is it too wrong?

Haiku Snafu

Why stifle poets?
Editorials drag on
No rhyme or reason

Snafu Haiku

Defining snafu:
Chaotic or confusing
American dream

Ciera S. Louise c. July 04, 2005